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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 FIVE essay   ... solved.   12&12 Step Five, p.57  
We thought the isolation problem had been solved.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... solved, as well as some who have ...   BB To Wives, p.104  
Among us are wives, relatives and friends whose problem has been solved, as well as some who have not yet found a happy solution.


3.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... solved at once.   BB To Wives, p.117  
But all problems will not be solved at once.


4.
View STEP THREE essay   ... solved by all the sheer personal determination ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
By now, though, the chances are that he has become convinced that he has more problems than alcohol, and that some of these refuse to be solved by all the sheer personal determination and courage he can muster.


5.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... solved the drink problem.   BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
They have solved the drink problem.


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... solved their alcohol problem.   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Here's a very large group of people who have solved their alcohol problem.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... solved, then not so pleasantly as they ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
The family will be affected also, pleasantly at first, as they feel their money troubles are about to be solved, then not so pleasantly as they find themselves neglected.


8.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... solved, there was nothing left for us ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.


9.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... solved, to feel that he will now ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
It is the most natural thing in the world, once his liquor problem is solved, to feel that he will now measure up to that cherished vision.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... solved, too.   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He relies upon the assurance that his many troubles, now made more acute because he cannot use alcohol to kill the pain, can be solved, too.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... solved with God's help, the knowledge that ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


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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