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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 STEP NINE essay   ... same.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
This atmosphere of approval and praise is apt to be so exhilarating as to put us off balance by creating an insatiable appetite for more of the same.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Though we were sometimes quite unconscious of this, the result always had been the same.


3.
View STEP ONE essay   ... same again.   12&12 Step One, p.23  
It was then discovered that when one alcoholic had planted in the mind of another the true nature of his malady, that person could never be the same again.


4.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same -- all of us had nearly perished ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
The result was the same -- all of us had nearly perished in a sea of alcohol.


5.
View STEP NINE essay   ... same approach will apply at the office ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Much the same approach will apply at the office or factory.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same as everyone else's, but when an ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
Our basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... same bank who, from his description, was ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
One day he told me about an executive of the same bank who, from his description, was undoubtedly alcoholic.


8.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... same burning enthusiasm with which he distributed ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
These ideas he sold to fellow members with the same burning enthusiasm with which he distributed automobile polish.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... same company spends millions for research every ...   BB To Employers, p.149  
This same company spends millions for research every year.


10.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... same consideration as other ailing employees?   BB To Employers, p.140  
Should he have the same consideration as other ailing employees?


11.
View STEP SIX essay   ... same defects, then where do we stand?   12&12 Step Six, p.66  
But when we face up to the less violent aspects of these very same defects, then where do we stand?


12.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... same democratic evening-up process is now going ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Alcohol being no respecter of persons, we are an accurate cross section of America, and in distant lands, the same democratic evening-up process is now going on.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... same difficulty, that he obviously knows what ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... same escape with all the desperation of ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of drowning men.


15.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... same fast friendships, there is the same ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
There are the same fast friendships, there is the same helpfulness to one another as you find among our western friends.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same fears that they could get over ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


17.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... same feelings.   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
Suppose that financial insecurity constantly arouses these same feelings.


18.
View STEP TEN essay   ... same goes for sulking or silent scorn.   12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
The same goes for sulking or silent scorn.


19.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... same great chance for sobriety that we've ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
We just want to be sure that you get the same great chance for sobriety that we've had.


20.
View PREFACE   ... same headings that are used now.   BB Preface, pp.xi-xii  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... same helpfulness to one another as you ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
There are the same fast friendships, there is the same helpfulness to one another as you find among our western friends.


22.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... same job.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
If we hired an alcoholic, he'd receive only what we'd have to pay a nonalcoholic for the same job.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same kind of confidence and faith in ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
Can we have the same kind of confidence and faith in these people who have been infected and sometimes crippled by our own illness that we have in our sponsors?


24.
View STEP SIX essay   ... same means a perfect release from every ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Having been granted a perfect release from alcoholism, why then shouldn't we be able to achieve by the same means a perfect release from every other difficulty or defect?


25.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same old block.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
But now we see ourselves as chips off the same old block.


26.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... same: Our single purpose has been defeated.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Every time we have tried to professionalize our Twelfth Step, the result has been exactly the same: Our single purpose has been defeated.


27.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... same path to recovery that was blazed ...   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.


28.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... same person who seemed doomed, who had ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


29.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... same principle applies in dealing with the ...   BB To Wives, p.115  
The same principle applies in dealing with the children.


30.
View STEP NINE essay   ... same principle is involved.   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Many a razor-edged question can arise in other departments of life where this same principle is involved.


31.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... same principles which apply to husband number ...   BB To Wives, p.112  
The same principles which apply to husband number one should be practiced.


32.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... same privilege, I had abused it so ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
I used to get terribly upset when I saw my friends drink and knew I could not, but I schooled myself to believe that though I once had the same privilege, I had abused it so frightfully that it was withdrawn.


33.
View PREFACE   ... same purpose: to represent the current membership ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
All changes made over the years in the Big Book (A.A. members' fond nickname for this volume) have had the same purpose: to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more alcoholics.


34.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... same question raised in Tradition One.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Comes now the same question raised in Tradition One.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... same readiness to change our point of ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We had to ask ourselves why we shouldn't apply to our human problems this same readiness to change our point of view.


36.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... same reason.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
We could not be invited out because I would surely get tight, and my wife dared not invite people in for the same reason.


37.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... same reason.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
And for the same reason.


38.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... same result respecting any other problem we ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same revolutionary change.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Where the possession of money and material things was concerned, our outlook underwent the same revolutionary change.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... same spirit of love and tolerance into ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Can we bring the same spirit of love and tolerance into our sometimes deranged family lives that we bring to our A.A. group?


41.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... same stern threat applies to the group ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
The same stern threat applies to the group itself.


42.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... same story repeats itself.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
At the Foundation, the same story repeats itself.


43.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... same thing.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I was between Scylla and Charybdis now, because if I did not drink my stomach tortured me, and if I did my nerves did the same thing.


44.
View STEP TEN essay   ... same thing.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Other kinds of disturbances -- jealousy, envy, self-pity, or hurt pride -- did the same thing.


45.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... same thing?   12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
And though sober nowadays, don't we often try to do much the same thing?


46.
View STEP THREE essay   ... same thing is being done on an ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
And everywhere the same thing is being done on an individual basis.


47.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... same thing is taking place in many ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Under only slightly different conditions, the same thing is taking place in many eastern cities.


48.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... same thing, we still didn't belong.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Until we had talked with complete candor of our conflicts, and had listened to someone else do the same thing, we still didn't belong.


49.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... same thing with our lives.   BB How It Works, p.64  
We did exactly the same thing with our lives.


50.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... same time avoiding certain alluring distractions of ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
This practice enables us to lend a hand, at the same time avoiding certain alluring distractions of the road, about which any traveling man can inform you.(*)


51.
View STEP NINE essay   ... same time, is the very spirit of ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.87  
For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine.


52.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... same time it must avoid those dangers ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
A.A. has to function, but at the same time it must avoid those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which necessarily tempt other societies.


53.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... same time you will feel no reluctance ...   BB To Employers, p.148  
At the same time you will feel no reluctance to rid yourself of those who cannot or will not stop.


54.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... same: to improve our conscious contact with ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.101  
But its object is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.


55.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... same tolerance, pity, and patience that we ...   BB How It Works, p.67  
We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend.


56.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... same vessel, being restored and united under ...   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to them.


57.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... same way.   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I have since talked with scores of men who felt the same way.


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