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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 SIX essay   ... stay alive.   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
He did not design man to destroy himself by alcohol, but He did give man instincts to help him to stay alive.


2.
View STEP ONE essay   ... stay alive himself.   12&12 Step One, p.24  
No, the average alcoholic, self-centered in the extreme, doesn't care for this prospect -- unless he has to do these things in order to stay alive himself.


3.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... stay away, whichever seems best.   BB Working With Others, p.102  
Go or stay away, whichever seems best.


4.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... stay dry anything like a year.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
We think few, to whom this book will appeal, can stay dry anything like a year.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... stay home and make up the deficiency.   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Instead of developing new channels of activity for themselves, mother and children demand that he stay home and make up the deficiency.


6.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... stay lazy.   12&12 Step Four, p.49  
And with genuine alarm at the prospect of work, we stay lazy.


7.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... stay, let him steer the conversation in ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If you do stay, let him steer the conversation in any direction he likes.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... stay married; it is how to be ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Our main problem is not how we are to stay married; it is how to be more happily married by eliminating the severe emotional twists that have so often stemmed from alcoholism.


9.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... stay on the water wagon?   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Why can't he stay on the water wagon?


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... stay on the water wagon even when ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
Two: Your husband is showing lack of control, for he is unable to stay on the water wagon even when he wants to.


11.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... stay out of this controversy.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We want to stay out of this controversy.


12.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... stay over fifteen minutes.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
Wishing to be polite, though I felt very badly, I said, "Let's make the call," and extracted from my wife a promise that we would not stay over fifteen minutes.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... stay poor.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They declared for the principle that A.A. must always stay poor.


14.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... stay put, if only people would do ...   BB How It Works, pp.60-61  
If his arrangements would only stay put, if only people would do as he wished, the show would be great.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... stay right size.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
He's willing to stay right size.


16.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... stay sober.   12&12 Step Five, pp.56-57  
Most of us would declare that without a fearless admission of our defects to another human being we could not stay sober.


17.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... stay sober.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Distressingly enough, Ed proceeded to stay sober.


18.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... stay sober and help other alcoholics.   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.


19.
View PREAMBLE   ... stay sober and help other alcoholics to ...   Grapevine Preamble  
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


20.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... stay sober at all.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all.


21.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... stay sober at all; others will relapse ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
Some people are unable to stay sober at all; others will relapse periodically until they really clean house.


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... stay sober during the day, at least ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
My phobia for sleeplessness demanded that I get drunk every night, but in order to get more liquor for the next night, I had to stay sober during the day, at least up to four o'clock.


23.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... stay sober enough to earn money, I ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.175-176  
Not being a man of means, I knew that if I did not stay sober enough to earn money, I would run out of liquor.


24.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... stay sober, it can be understood why ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
When you add to this the habitual supposition that people ought to give money to alcoholics trying to stay sober, it can be understood why we thought we deserved a pile of folding money.


25.
View STEP TEN essay   ... stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
Then comes the acid test: can we stay sober, keep in emotional balance, and live to good purpose under all conditions?


26.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... stay sober, or even alive, unless he ...   12&12 Tradition Two, pp.132-133  
Alone now, he reflects that he may not be able to stay sober, or even alive, unless he passes on to other alcoholics what was so freely given him.


27.
View ACCEPTANCE WAS THE ANSWER story   ... stay sober; unless I accept life completely ...   BB Acceptance, p.417  
Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life's terms, I cannot be happy.


28.
View STEP TWO essay   ... stay sober, you don't have to swallow ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Second, to get sober and to stay sober, you don't have to swallow all of Step Two right now.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... stay whole and so survive?"   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
The "12 Traditions" of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.'s believe, the best answers that our experience has yet given to those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best function?" and, "How can A.A. best stay whole and so survive?"


30.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... stay whole, or A.A. dies.   12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We stay whole, or A.A. dies.


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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