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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... purposes.  12&12 Tradition Seven, pp.160-161  
It was soon apparent that while alcoholics would spend lavishly on Twelfth Step cases, they had a terrific aversion to dropping money into a meeting-place hat for group purposes.


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View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... purposes.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
In former days, the moment an A.A. hired out to such enterprises, he was immediately tempted to use the name Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity or money-raising purposes.


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View TRADITION TEN essay   ... purposes.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Instead, the Washingtonians permitted politicians and reformers, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, to use the society for their own purposes.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... purposes, the damage might be irreparable.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
If even one publicly got drunk, or was lured into using A.A.'s name for his own purposes, the damage might be irreparable.


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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