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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... place.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Since the original Foreword to this book was written in 1939, a wholesale miracle has taken place.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... place.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
Thus was our friend's cornerstone fixed in place.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... place?  BB Into Action, p.75  
Are the stones properly in place?


4.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place?  BB Working With Others, p.101  
Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, "Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place?


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... place.  BB To Wives, p.111  
Attempt instead, to put yourself in his place.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
He will be at the jumping-off place.


7.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... place.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
As the pain subsides, a healing tranquillity takes its place.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... place.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
For in meditation, debate has no place.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... place.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
They may even begin to suspect it had never been any good in the first place.


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place a new man in the hospital ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They were willing, by day or night, to place a new man in the hospital and visit him afterward.


11.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place, conspired to let him know that ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
The expression on the faces of the women, that indefinable something in the eyes of the men, the stimulating and electric atmosphere of the place, conspired to let him know that here was haven at last.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place dependence upon other people ahead of ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place, discredited and almost broke.  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Bitterly discouraged, he found himself in a strange place, discredited and almost broke.


14.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place explain to all your friends why ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
At a proper time and place explain to all your friends why alcohol disagrees with you.


15.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... place, flaws which must be dealt with ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again.


16.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... place full time.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
So somebody had to look after the place full time.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... place God first, we had deprived ourselves ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
Refusing to place God first, we had deprived ourselves of His help.


18.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... place hat for group purposes.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
It was soon apparent that while alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific aversion to dropping money into a meeting-place hat for group purposes.


19.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... place himself under lock and key or ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
In the doctor's judgment he was utterly hopeless; he could never regain his position in society and he would have to place himself under lock and key or hire a bodyguard if he expected to live long.


20.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... place in a few months could seldom ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
What often takes place in a few months could seldom have been accomplished by years of self-discipline.


21.
View CONTENTS   ... place in A.A.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eleven), p.12  
Eleventh Tradition is a constant reminder that personal ambition has no place in A.A.


22.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... place in A.A.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
This Tradition is a constant and practical reminder that personal ambition has no place in A.A.


23.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... place in A.A. where spirituality and money ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
There was a place in A.A. where spirituality and money would mix, and that was in the hat!"


24.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place in many eastern cities.  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Under only slightly different conditions, the same thing is taking place in many eastern cities.


25.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... place in society often tyrannize us.  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Our desires for sex, for material and emotional security, and for an important place in society often tyrannize us.


26.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... place in the lives of their families ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
I have seen men come out of asylums and resume a vital place in the lives of their families and communities.


27.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... place in us the best understanding of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
We ask simply that throughout the day God place in us the best understanding of His will that we can have for that day, and that we be given the grace by which we may carry it out.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... place instincts first, we have got the ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
If we place instincts first, we have got the cart before the horse; we shall be pulled backward into disillusionment.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


30.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... place me at the head of vast ...  BB Bill's Story, p.1  
My talent for leadership, I imagined, would place me at the head of vast enterprises which I would manage with the utmost assurance.


31.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... place money first.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Although financial recovery is on the way for many of us, we found we could not place money first.


32.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... place none of its members in a ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


33.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... place, of course."  12&12 Tradition Five, p.154  
No place, of course."


34.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... place principles before personalities.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Twelve -- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


35.
View CONTENTS   ... place principles before personalities."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Twelve), p.13  
Tradition Twelve -- "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


36.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... place principles before personalities."  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
"Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."


37.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... place principles before personalities; that we are ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566  
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


38.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... place principles before personalities; that we are ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
It reminds us that we are to place principles before personalities; that we are actually to practice a genuine humility.


39.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place probably contained more alcoholics per square ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
He had lived there but a few weeks when he found that the place probably contained more alcoholics per square mile than any city in the country.


40.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... place recovery above everything, for without recovery ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
We all had to place recovery above everything, for without recovery we would have lost both home and business.


41.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... place, saying, "This is life for us; ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Groups have tried to expel members, but the banished have come back to sit in the meeting place, saying, "This is life for us; you can't keep us out."


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... place spiritual growth first -- then and only ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first -- then and only then do we have a real chance.


43.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... place supplied me with a dozen glasses ...  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
An all night place supplied me with a dozen glasses of ale.


44.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... place the outcome in God's hands or ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He saw that he had to place the outcome in God's hands or he would soon start drinking again, and all would be lost anyhow.


45.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... place the problem, along with everything else, ...  BB To Wives, p.120  
If a repetition is to be prevented, place the problem, along with everything else, in God's hands.


46.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place the welfare of other people ahead ...  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Suggest how important it is that he place the welfare of other people ahead of his own.


47.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... place their common welfare first? What in ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
"How," they ask, "can such a crowd of anarchists function at all? How can they possibly place their common welfare first? What in Heaven's name holds them together?"


48.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... place their message and unique experience before ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
It was now time, the struggling groups thought, to place their message and unique experience before the world.


49.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... place themselves before microphones and cameras.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Others hurried to place themselves before microphones and cameras.


50.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... place, then He must know in every ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
If the Creator gave us our lives in the first place, then He must know in every detail where we have since gone wrong.


51.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place, there are hundreds.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
If you live in a large place, there are hundreds.


52.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... place, thing or situation as being exactly ...  BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


53.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... place, thing or situation -- some fact of ...  BB Acceptance, p.417  
When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation -- some fact of my life -- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.


54.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place this book where he can see ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
You might place this book where he can see it in the interval.


55.
View STEP TEN essay   ... place to remember that inventory-taking is not ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
This is a good place to remember that inventory-taking is not always done in red ink.


56.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place, to see how you would like ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
You need this information to put yourself in his place, to see how you would like him to approach you if the tables were turned.


57.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... place us in a position of trust.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


58.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place, we think that some day its ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being a large place, we think that some day its Fellowship will number many hundreds.(*)


59.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... place what we have at his disposal.  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
When we see a man sinking into the mire that is alcoholism, we give him first aid and place what we have at his disposal.


60.
View STEP TWO essay   ... place whatever for them to go.  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Since both ways have proved bitterly disappointing, they have concluded there is no place whatever for them to go.


61.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... place where new people might bring their ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Aside from fellowship and sociability, the prime object was to provide a time and place where new people might bring their problems.


62.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place where there is drinking, if we ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking, if we have a legitimate reason for being there.


63.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... place where they have a bar.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
On the way I felt hungry so I stopped at a roadside place where they have a bar.


64.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... place where we can be quiet for ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
Returning home we find a place where we can be quiet for an hour, carefully reviewing what we have done.


65.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... place where we may prepare ourselves for ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
This feeling of being at one with God and man, this emerging from isolation through the open and honest sharing of our terrible burden of guilt, brings us to a resting place where we may prepare ourselves for the following Steps toward a full and meaningful sobriety.


66.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... place where you may be of maximum ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others, so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful.


67.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... place, which was familiar for I had ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I also had the notion that I might find a customer for a car at this place, which was familiar for I had been going to it for years.


68.
View STEP SIX essay   ... place with my alcoholism.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Change of scene, the best efforts of family, friends, doctors, and clergymen got no place with my alcoholism.


69.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... place would come -- I would drink again.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
I now remembered what my alcoholic friends had told me, how they prophesied that if I had an alcoholic mind, the time and place would come -- I would drink again.


70.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... place you even more at ease.  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Before long, your listener may well tell a story or two about himself which will place you even more at ease.


71.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... place you may require all you've got.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
No one ought to say the A.A. program requires no willpower; here is one place you may require all you've got.


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