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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 MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... potential alcoholic.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Though you may be able to stop for a considerable period, you may yet be a potential alcoholic.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Potential alcoholic that I was, I nearly ...   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Potential alcoholic that I was, I nearly failed my law course.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge.


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... potential alcoholics.   BB To Employers, p.149  
That company may harbor many actual or potential alcoholics.


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View STEP ONE essay   ... potential alcoholics.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
As this trend grew, they were joined by young people who were scarcely more than potential alcoholics.


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View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... potential alcoholics among young people everywhere.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We, who are familiar with the symptoms, see large numbers of potential alcoholics among young people everywhere.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... potential alcoholics in the world, we have ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, pp.xx-xxi  
So far, upon the total problem of several million actual and potential alcoholics in the world, we have made only a scratch.


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View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Potential female alcoholics often turn into the ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Potential female alcoholics often turn into the real thing and are gone beyond recall in a few years.


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... potential financial insecurity of every human being ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
We forgot that most alcoholics in A.A. have an earning power considerably above average; we forgot the immense goodwill of our brother A.A.'s who were only too eager to help us to better jobs when we deserved them; we forgot the actual or potential financial insecurity of every human being in the world.


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View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... potential for the myriad other ills of ...   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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