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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 THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... social.  BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
Yet let him drink for a day, and he frequently becomes disgustingly, and even dangerously anti-social.


2.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... social action; a new therapy based on ...  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."


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... social, and religious.  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Of necessity there will have to be discussion of matters medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... social, and religious backgrounds.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... social, business, or personal reason for going ...  BB Working With Others, p.101  
Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, "Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place?


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Social distinctions, petty rivalries and jealousies -- these ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Social distinctions, petty rivalries and jealousies -- these are laughed out of countenance.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... social engagements.  BB To Wives, p.105  
We could make few social engagements.


8.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
When the phrase "We are people who normally would not mix" (page 17 of this book) was written in 1939, it referred to a Fellowship composed largely of men (and a few women) with quite similar social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... social instinct, if men cared nothing for ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
If there were no social instinct, if men cared nothing for the society of one another, there would be no society.


10.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... social life of this world.  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Now you are getting back into the social life of this world.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... social lubricant.  BB To Wives, p.110  
We know all about liquor as a social lubricant.


12.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... social pioneering which forged a new instrument ...  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."


13.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as ...  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."


14.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... social sense, we still suffered many of ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But we soon discovered that while we weren't alone any more in a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious apartness.


15.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... social stigma associated with this condition is ...  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."


16.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... social usage!"  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.174  
They won't grow up and conform to social usage!"


17.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... social worker who understood what alcohol could ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
A city wanted an experienced social worker who understood what alcohol could do to a family.


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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