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1.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... public.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
The board would be isolated, and would fall under heavy attack of criticism from both A.A. and the public.


2.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... public.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
We simply couldn't afford to take the chance of letting self-appointed members present themselves as messiahs representing A.A. before the whole public.


3.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... public.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Moved by the spirit of anonymity, we try to give up our natural desires for personal distinction as A.A. members both among fellow alcoholics and before the general public.


4.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... public acceptance of A.A. grew by leaps ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, pp.xix-xx  
While the internal difficulties of our adolescent period were being ironed out, public acceptance of A.A. grew by leaps and bounds.


5.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... public approval swept in, we realized that ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
As this tide offering top public approval swept in, we realized that it could do us incalculable good or great harm.


6.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... public controversies.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
And in no circumstances should we give endorsements, make alliances, or enter public controversies.


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... public controversy.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Ten -- Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.


8.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... public controversy."   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
"Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


9.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... public controversy.   12&12 Tradition Ten, pp.178-179  
As we surveyed the wreck of that movement, early A.A. members resolved to keep our Society out of public controversy.


10.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... public controversy."   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.179  
Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


11.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... public controversy, because we know that our ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
In this respect, we do not enter into public controversy, because we know that our Society will perish if it does.


12.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... public controversy; that it never perform acts ...   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 TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... public distrust and contempt.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Though ex-drinkers, we still thought we had to hide from public distrust and contempt.


14.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... public, even rewrite school and medical textbooks.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
People needed to be told what alcoholism was, so we'd educate the public, even rewrite school and medical textbooks.


15.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... public eye is hazardous, especially for us.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
But we do have to soberly face the fact that being in the public eye is hazardous, especially for us.


16.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... public favor and hadn't an enemy in ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
His connection with A.A. would be valuable, because the Fellowship stood high in public favor and hadn't an enemy in the world.


17.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... public from our trustees that we needed ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Moreover, at the slightest intimation to the general public from our trustees that we needed money, we could become immensely rich.


18.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In ...   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."


19.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group ...   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."


20.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... public hospital to select still others from ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Arrangements were also made with the chief psychiatrist of a large public hospital to select still others from the stream of misery which flows through that institution.


21.
View FOREWORD   ... public in April 1939.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
Nevertheless, the infant Society determined to set down its experience in a book which finally reached the public in April 1939.


22.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... public level.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
At one point, about a hundred of our Society were breaking anonymity at the public level.


23.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... public level.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
Only a few A.A. members are left who deliberately break anonymity at the public level.


24.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... public level, he was to link the ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
But that wasn't the whole story, for in this case not only was an A.A. member to break his anonymity at a public level, he was to link the name Alcoholics Anonymous to this particular educational project in the minds of millions.


25.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... public level, that nearly all these fears ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
It is significant, now that almost no A.A. in our Fellowship breaks anonymity at the public level, that nearly all these fears have subsided.


26.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... public on alcoholism.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
A university wanted an A.A. member to educate the public on alcoholism.


27.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... public relations ability and his knowledge of ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Of course, there couldn't be the slightest objection if such an association hired an A.A. member solely because of his public relations ability and his knowledge of alcoholism.


28.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... public relations and arrange meetings.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Headed by the chairman, they look after public relations and arrange meetings.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... public relations and they guarantee the integrity ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
They are authorized by the groups to handle our over-all public relations and they guarantee the integrity of our principal newspaper, the A.A. Grapevine.


30.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... public relations and they guarantee the integrity ...   12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
They are authorized by the groups to handle our overall public relations and they guarantee the integrity of our principal newspaper, the A.A. Grapevine.


31.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... public relations man in our ranks, why ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
If they could find a good public relations man in our ranks, why wouldn't he be ideal?


32.
View FOREWORD   ... public relations, management of groups, clubs, and ...   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
Everywhere there arose threatening questions of membership, money, personal relations, public relations, management of groups, clubs, and scores of other perplexities.


33.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... public relations policy.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
To us, however, it represents far more than a sound public relations policy.


34.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... public relations policy for Alcoholics Anonymous.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Therefore, a great responsibility fell upon us to develop the best possible public relations policy for Alcoholics Anonymous.


35.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... public relations policy is based on attraction ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Eleven -- Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.


36.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... public relations policy is based on attraction ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
"Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films."


37.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... public relations policy of attraction rather than ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
The Foundation(*) wrote letters to practically every news outlet in North America, setting forth our public relations policy of attraction rather than promotion, and emphasizing personal anonymity as A.A.'s greatest protection.


38.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... public relations should be guided by the ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion.


39.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... public relations should be guided by the ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven (Long), p.192  
Our public relations should be guided by the principle of attraction rather than promotion.


40.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... public relations were to be based upon ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Our public relations were to be based upon attraction rather than promotion.


41.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... public responsibility.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
It would be a good thing, they believed, for the liquor trade to show a sense of public responsibility.


42.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... public should be characterized by personal anonymity.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
11. Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity.


43.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... public should be characterized by personal anonymity.   12&12 Tradition Eleven (Long), p.192  
Eleven -- Our relations with the general public should be characterized by personal anonymity.


44.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... public, so that the average citizen could ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Consequently, many groups began to hold meetings which were open to interested friends and the public, so that the average citizen could see for himself just what A.A. was all about.


45.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... public solicitation of funds using the name ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


46.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... public solicitation of funds using the name ...   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.190  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


47.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... public statement exonerating his rival?   BB Into Action, p.80  
How could he possibly make a public statement exonerating his rival?


48.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... public that alcoholics in need of help ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Then Jack Alexander wrote a feature article in the Saturday Evening Post and placed such a compelling picture of A.A. before the general public that alcoholics in need of help really deluged us.


49.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... public to a better realization of the ...   BB Working With Others, p.103  
Some day we hope that Alcoholics Anonymous will help the public to a better realization of the gravity of the alcoholic problem, but we shall be of little use if our attitude is one of bitterness or hostility.


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