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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 FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... third.  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Women now make up more than one-fourth of the membership; among newer members, the proportion is nearly one-third.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   Third, all you really need is a ...  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Third, all you really need is a truly open mind.


3.
View PREFACE   ... third, and fourth editions.  BB Preface, p.xi  
Therefore, the first portion of this volume, describing the A.A. recovery program, has been left largely untouched in the course of revisions made for the second, third, and fourth editions.


4.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... third at Cleveland.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
A second small group promptly took shape at New York, to be followed in 1937 with the start of a third at Cleveland.


5.
View FOREWORD   ... third at Cleveland.  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
After three years of trial and error in selecting the most workable tenets upon which the Society could be based, and after a large amount of failure in getting alcoholics to recover, three successful groups emerged -- the first at Akron, the second at New York, and the third at Cleveland.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... third day the lawyer gave his life ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
On the third day the lawyer gave his life to the care and direction of his Creator, and said he was perfectly willing to do anything necessary.


7.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... third deck would house an educational project ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
Beginning on the ground floor there would be a club; in the second story they would sober up drunks and hand them currency for their back debts; the third deck would house an educational project -- quite noncontroversial, of course.


8.
View PREFACE   ... third edition, Part I ("Pioneers of A.A.") ...  BB Preface, p.xii  
In the third edition, Part I ("Pioneers of A.A.") was left unchanged.


9.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... third edition was published in 1976, worldwide ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Since the third edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership of A.A. has just about doubled, to an estimated two million or more, with nearly 100,800 groups meeting in approximately 150 countries around the world.


10.
View PREFACE   ... third edition, which came off press in ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The third edition, which came off press in 1976, achieved a circulation of approximately 19,550,000 in all formats.


11.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... third floor.  12&12 Tradition Four, p.148  
Some would start at the top and come through to the bottom, becoming club members; others started in the club, pitched a binge, were hospitalized, then graduated to education on the third floor.


12.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... third floor who might be a possibility.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
'There's just one chap on the third floor who might be a possibility.


13.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... third, having thus cleaned away the debris ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
First, we take a look backward and try to discover where we have been at fault; next we make a vigorous attempt to repair the damage we have done; and third, having thus cleaned away the debris of the past, we consider how, with our newfound knowledge of ourselves, we may develop the best possible relations with every human being we know.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... third or fourth, pounded on the bar ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
How often have some of us begun to drink in this nonchalant way, and after the third or fourth, pounded on the bar and said to ourselves, "For God's sake, how did I ever get started again?"


15.
View STEP NINE essay   ... third parties, whoever they may be.  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
And even in those cases where such a matter must be discussed, let's try to avoid harming third parties, whoever they may be.


16.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... third party in the picture.  BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


17.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... third treatment he acquired certain ideas concerning ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
In the course of his third treatment he acquired certain ideas concerning a possible means of recovery.


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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