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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   ... program.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Other thousands came to a few A.A. meetings and at first decided they didn't want the program.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... program.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Your candidate may give reasons why he need not follow all of the program.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... program.   BB To Wives, p.113  
Avoid urging him to follow our program.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... program.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They criticize, pointing out how he is falling down on his spiritual program.


5.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... program.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
We find that no one need have difficulty with the spirituality of the program.


6.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... program."   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
I now conceive the psychiatrist's job to be the task of breaking down the patient's inner resistance so that which is inside him will flower, as under the activity of the A.A. program."


7.
View INTRODUCTION   ... program.   12&12 Introduction, p.14  
We hope that the collective spiritual experience of the A.A. pioneers captured in these pages continues to help alcoholics and friends of A.A. understand the principles of our program.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... program.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
A.A.'s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.


9.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... program.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Then, hesitantly, I ventured to talk about the spiritual side of our program.


10.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... program..."; and still another, "We saw a ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
One voice says, "I read a piece in the newspapers..."; another, "We heard a radio program..."; and still another, "We saw a moving picture..." or "We saw something about A.A. on television...."


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... program as a guide for husbands, wives, ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.121  
Though it is entirely separate from Alcoholics Anonymous, it uses the general principles of the A.A. program as a guide for husbands, wives, relatives, friends and others close to alcoholics.


12.
View STEP TWO essay   ... program as enthusiastically as I could.   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
To acquire it, I had only to stop fighting and practice the rest of A.A.'s program as enthusiastically as I could.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... program at once.   BB To Wives, p.113  
He may not share your enthusiasm, but he is practically sure to read the book and he may go for the program at once.


14.
View STEP THREE essay   ... program can be practiced with success only ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Then it is explained that other Steps of the A.A. program can be practiced with success only when Step Three is given a determined and persistent trial.


15.
View PREFACE   ... program can work for me too."   BB Preface, p.xii  
If you have a drinking problem, we hope that you may pause in reading one of the forty-two personal stories and think: "Yes, that happened to me"; or, more important, "Yes, I've felt like that"; or, most important, "Yes, I believe this program can work for me too."


16.
View STEP THREE essay   ... program come in.   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
That is just where the remaining Steps of the A.A. program come in.


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... program day by day.   BB Working With Others, p.99  
Let the alcoholic continue his program day by day.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... program for anyone concerned with a drinking ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
This should suggest a useful program for anyone concerned with a drinking problem.


19.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... program, for nothing will be so helpful ...   BB To Wives, p.117  
We urge you to try our program, for nothing will be so helpful to your husband as the radically changed attitude toward him which God will show you how to have.


20.
View PREFACE   ... program, has been left untouched in the ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
Therefore, the first portion of this volume, describing the A.A. recovery program, has been left untouched in the course of revisions made for the second, third, and fourth editions.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... program has been made.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Of course the sponsor points out that our friend's life is still unmanageable even though he is sober, that after all, only a bare start on A.A.'s program has been made.


22.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... program has brought recovery to those of ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... program in our daily lives so that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.


24.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... program, it appears, hold good for individuals ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... program, making a better practical use of ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.


26.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... program may be called los Doce Pasos ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The Twelve Steps that summarize the program may be called los Doce Pasos in one country, les Douze Etapes in another, but they trace exactly the same path to recovery that was blazed by the earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... program of action.   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of action.


28.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... program of action and rest on our ...   BB Into Action, p.85  
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... program of action, explaining how you made ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Outline the program of action, explaining how you made a self-appraisal, how you straightened out your past and why you are now endeavoring to be helpful to him.


30.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... program of action, though entirely sensible, was ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
But the program of action, though entirely sensible, was pretty drastic.


31.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... program of action which a hundred of ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
"Then they outlined the spiritual answer and program of action which a hundred of them had followed successfully.


32.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... program of recovery:   BB How It Works, p.59  
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:


33.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... program of recovery.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
He has read this volume and says he is prepared to go through with the Twelve Steps of the program of recovery.


34.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... program of recovery he can go anywhere ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
If he is conscientiously following the program of recovery he can go anywhere your business may call him.


35.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... program of recovery mentioned in the preceding ...   BB Into Action, p.72  
This brings us to the Fifth Step in the program of recovery mentioned in the preceding chapter.


36.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... program requires no willpower; here is one ...   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.


37.
View STEP NINE essay   ... program, the process has begun.   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
The moment we tell our families that we are really going to try the program, the process has begun.


38.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... program, they wondered why they fell.   BB Into Action, p.73  
Having persevered with the rest of the program, they wondered why they fell.


39.
View STEP ONE essay   ... program unless they have hit bottom.   12&12 Step One, p.24  
The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom.


40.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... program, usually men and women who are ...   BB How It Works, p.58  
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


41.
View STEP THREE essay   ... program will rest upon how well and ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


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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