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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 INTRODUCTION   ... published."  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
In fact, the 2002 General Service Conference discussed this issue and it was unanimously recommended that: "The text in the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Bill W., remain as is, recognizing the Fellowship's feelings that Bill's writing be retained as originally published."


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View TO WIVES chapter   ... published, A.A. has released thousands of alcoholics ...  BB To Wives, p.114  
Since this book was first published, A.A. has released thousands of alcoholics from asylums and hospitals of every kind.


3.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... published. But a 2014 U.S./Canada membership survey ...  BB More About Alcoholism (Note), p.34  
(*) True when this book was first published. But a 2014 U.S./Canada membership survey showed about eleven percent of A.A.'s were thirty and under.


4.
View FOREWORD   ... published in 1946 and later confirmed at ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
It was out of this vast welter of explosive experience that A.A.'s Twelve Traditions took form and were first published in 1946 and later confirmed at A.A.'s First International Convention, held at Cleveland in 1950.


5.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... published, in 1946, we had become sure ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
When A.A.'s Traditions were first published, in 1946, we had become sure that an A.A. group could stand almost any amount of battering.


6.
View PREFACE   ... published in 1955, reached a total of ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The second edition, published in 1955, reached a total of more than 1,150,500 copies.


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View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... published in 1976, worldwide membership of A.A. ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Since the third edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership of A.A. has just about doubled, to an estimated two million or more, with nearly 100,800 groups meeting in approximately 150 countries around the world.


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View INTRODUCTION   ... published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
Alcoholics Anonymous first published Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in 1953.


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View STEP ONE essay   ... published when our membership was small, dealt ...  12&12 Step One, pp.22-23  
That is why the first edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," published when our membership was small, dealt with low-bottom cases only.


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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