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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 TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... talks for money, whether at a meeting ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
When an A.A. talks for money, whether at a meeting or to a single newcomer, it can have a very bad effect on him, too.


2.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... talks or thinks of little else.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.125-126  
He may either plunge into a frantic attempt to get on his feet in business, or he may be so enthralled by his new life that he talks or thinks of little else.


3.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... talks when I would still her forebodings ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
We had long talks when I would still her forebodings by telling her that men of genius conceived their best projects when drunk; that the most majestic constructions of philosophic thought were so derived.


5.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... talks will be constructive if they can ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
These family talks will be constructive if they can be carried on without heated argument, self-pity, self-justification or resentful criticism.


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View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, ...  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.


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View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... talks with this man afterward, and stopped ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I had a couple of shorter talks with this man afterward, and stopped drinking abruptly.


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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