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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... position.  BB To Wives, p.110  
His friends have slipped away, his home is a near-wreck and he cannot hold a position.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... position.  BB To Employers, p.137  
My downfall cost the business community unknown thousands of dollars, for it takes real money to train a man for an executive position.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... position.  BB To Employers, p.146  
An alcoholic who has recovered, but holds a relatively unimportant job, can talk to a man with a better position.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... position.  BB To Employers, p.147  
These juniors are often in a difficult position.


5.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... position again.  BB To Wives, p.116  
Ask him what you should do if he places you in such a position again.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... position, all sorts of remarkable things followed.  BB How It Works, p.63  
When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed.


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... position, and was getting his head above ...  BB Into Action, p.79  
He had commenced our way of life, had secured a position, and was getting his head above water.


8.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... position, I could not possibly realize how ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
I know, in my own particular case, that nothing my company could have done would have stopped me for, so long as I was able to hold my position, I could not possibly realize how serious my situation was.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... position in society and he would have ...  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.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... position of neutrality -- safe and protected.  BB Into Action, p.85  
We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality -- safe and protected.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... 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.


12.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... position of unqualified authority over others; that ...  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.


13.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... position or reputation or face jail, but ...  BB Into Action, p.79  
We may lose our position or reputation or face jail, but we are willing.


14.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... position there and the use of a ...  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
At the end of it, my reports to Wall Street procured me a position there and the use of a large expense account.


15.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... position to be hurt.  BB How It Works, p.62  
Sometimes they hurt us, seemingly without provocation, but we invariably find that at some time in the past we have made decisions based on self which later placed us in a position to be hurt.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... position to do so.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
A.A. has many single alcoholics who wish to marry and are in a position to do so.


17.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... position, to say nothing of that intense ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Here was the threat of commitment, the loss of family and position, to say nothing of that intense mental and physical suffering which drinking always caused him.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... position where life was becoming impossible, and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


19.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... position with such a man which is ...  BB To Employers, p.148  
He will be able to take a position with such a man which is eminently fair and square.


20.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... position; you are thinking of the disgrace ...  BB To Wives, p.116  
You may be afraid your husband will lose his position; you are thinking of the disgrace and hard times which will befall you and the children.


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