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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 APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a ...   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."


2.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... recognize at once that A.A. has an ...   12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
They see liberty verging on license, yet they recognize at once that A.A. has an irresistible strength of purpose and action.


3.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... recognize is our total inability to form ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
The primary fact that we fail to recognize is our total inability to form a true partnership with another human being.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... recognize it as a necessary aid to ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
We may still have no very high opinion of humility as a desirable personal virtue, but we do recognize it as a necessary aid to our survival.


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... recognize my truly exceptional abilities?   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Or by griping that others failed to recognize my truly exceptional abilities?


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... recognize now is that we exult in ...   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
What we must recognize now is that we exult in some of our defects.


7.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... recognize that alcoholics can't be dictated to ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
We recognize that alcoholics can't be dictated to -- individually or collectively.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   ... recognize that this trait had been an ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
After we came to A.A., we had to recognize that this trait had been an ego-feeding proposition.


9.
View STEP TEN essay   ... recognize that we did act or think ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


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View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... recognize the fact that A.A. had to ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Despite these misgivings, we had to recognize the fact that A.A. had to function.


11.
View STEP ONE essay   ... recognize their alcoholism.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
Alcoholics who still had their health, their families, their jobs, and even two cars in the garage, began to recognize their alcoholism.


12.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... recognize them."   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
You would hardly recognize them."


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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