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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   ... recovery.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
It also indicated that strenuous work, one alcoholic with another, was vital to permanent recovery.


2.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... recovery.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
By the end of 1939 it was estimated that 800 alcoholics were on their way to recovery.


3.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... recovery.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
In the course of his third treatment he acquired certain ideas concerning a possible means of recovery.


4.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... recovery.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.


5.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... recovery.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
This is the first step in recovery.


6.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... recovery:  BB How It Works, p.59  
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:


7.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... recovery!  BB Into Action, p.73  
Small wonder many in the medical profession have a low opinion of alcoholics and their chance for recovery!


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recovery.  BB Working With Others, p.94  
It is important for him to realize that your attempt to pass this on to him plays a vital part in your own recovery.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... 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.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recovery.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
You may be aiding in his destruction rather than his recovery.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recovery.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
Helping others is the foundation stone of your recovery.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recovery.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
The man should be sure of his recovery.


13.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... recovery.  BB To Wives, p.120  
The slightest sign of fear or intolerance may lessen your husband's chance of recovery.


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recovery.  BB To Employers, p.139  
He is undoubtedly on the road to recovery.


15.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recovery.  BB To Employers, p.145  
Naturally this sort of thing decreased the man's chance of recovery.


16.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... recovery.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Willingness, honesty and open mindedness are the essentials of recovery.


17.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... recovery.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are principles for personal recovery.


18.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... recovery.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
The A.A. member has to conform to the principles of recovery.


19.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... recovery.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... recovery a man will take, as a ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
At the beginning of recovery a man will take, as a rule, one of two directions.


21.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recovery above everything, for without recovery we ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
We all had to place recovery above everything, for without recovery we would have lost both home and business.


22.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... recovery are easily passed among alcoholics, one ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
These legacies of suffering and of recovery are easily passed among alcoholics, one to the other.


23.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Our Twelve Steps to recovery are suggestions; the Twelve Traditions which guarantee A.A.'s unity contain not a single "Don't."


24.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.


25.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... recovery depends upon A.A. unity.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
One -- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.


26.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... recovery depends upon A.A. unity."  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity."


27.
View CONTENTS   ... recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


28.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... recovery described in this book.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
We of Alcoholics Anonymous believe that the reader will be interested in the medical estimate of the plan of recovery described in this book.


29.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... recovery, followed always by a still worse ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
In some instances there has been brief recovery, followed always by a still worse relapse.


30.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... recovery from alcoholism has ever been brought ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost no recovery from alcoholism has ever been brought about by the world's best professionals, whether medical or religious.


31.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


32.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... recovery from alcoholism is life itself to ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Since recovery from alcoholism is life itself to us, it is imperative that we preserve in full strength our means of survival.


33.
View FOREWORD   ... recovery from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism.  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of more than one hundred thousand(*) alcoholic men and women who are banded together to solve their common problems and to help fellow sufferers in recovery from that age-old, baffling malady, alcoholism.


34.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... recovery has reached larger numbers of people, ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
As the message of recovery has reached larger numbers of people, it has also touched the lives of a vastly greater variety of suffering alcoholics.


35.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... recovery, he almost certainly signs his own ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
Unless each A.A. member follows to the best of his ability our suggested Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost certainly signs his own death warrant.


36.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recovery he can go anywhere your business ...  BB To Employers, p.147  
If he is conscientiously following the program of recovery he can go anywhere your business may call him.


37.
View CONTENTS   ... recovery, he signs his own death warrant.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Absence of coercion works because unless each A.A. follows suggested Steps to recovery, he signs his own death warrant.


38.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recovery is not dependent upon people.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
Remind the prospect that his recovery is not dependent upon people.


39.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... recovery is on the way for many ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Although financial recovery is on the way for many of us, we found we could not place money first.


40.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... recovery, just so earnestly did we commence ...  12&12 Tradition One, pp.130-131  
As we had once struggled and prayed for individual recovery, just so earnestly did we commence to quest for the principles through which A.A. itself might survive.


41.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... recovery may be delayed.  BB To Wives, p.113  
Wait until repeated stumbling convinces him he must act, for the more you hurry him the longer his recovery may be delayed.


42.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... recovery mentioned in the preceding chapter.  BB Into Action, p.72  
This brings us to the Fifth Step in the program of recovery mentioned in the preceding chapter.


43.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... recovery of a brother alcoholic, we'd sometimes ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Enthusiastic over the spectacular recovery of a brother alcoholic, we'd sometimes discuss those intimate and harrowing aspects of his case meant for his sponsor's ear alone.


44.
View CONTENTS   ... recovery of alcoholics.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Dependence upon God necessary to recovery of alcoholics.


45.
View PREFACE   ... recovery program, has been left largely untouched ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
Therefore, the first portion of this volume, describing the A.A. recovery program, has been left largely untouched in the course of revisions made for the second, third, and fourth editions.


46.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... recovery proves that!  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Our own recovery proves that!


47.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... recovery rate of 50% to 60% must ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Any therapeutic or philosophic procedure which can prove a recovery rate of 50% to 60% must merit our consideration."


48.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... recovery that was blazed by the earliest ...  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.


49.
View PREFACE   ... recovery, there exists strong sentiment against any ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
Because this book has become the basic text for our Society and has helped such large numbers of alcoholic men and women to recovery, there exists strong sentiment against any radical changes being made in it.


50.
View INTRODUCTION   ... recovery, there exists strong sentiment within the ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
However, because the book has helped so many alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong sentiment within the Fellowship against any change to it.


51.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... recovery to, the newcomer in no way ...  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.150-151  
The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to, the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special individual skills.


52.
View CONTENTS   ... recovery to the newcomer is a gift ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
The ability of each A.A. to identify himself with and bring recovery to the newcomer is a gift from God... passing on this gift to others is our one aim.


53.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... recovery to those of many different nationalities.  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.


54.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... recovery, try to help others and who ...  BB Working With Others, p.90  
You should be described to him as one of a fellowship who, as part of their own recovery, try to help others and who will be glad to talk to him if he cares to see you.


55.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... recovery we would have lost both home ...  BB To Employers, p.143  
We all had to place recovery above everything, for without recovery we would have lost both home and business.


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