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1.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... those A.A.'s bold enough to accept employment ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
No individuals have been more buffeted by such emotional gusts than those A.A.'s bold enough to accept employment with outside agencies dealing with the alcohol problem.


2.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
Then too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose.


3.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent ...  12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), pp.190-191  
Then, too, we view with much concern those A.A. treasuries which continue, beyond prudent reserves, to accumulate funds for no stated A.A. purpose.


4.
View STEP ONE essay   ... those A.A.'s were right. ..."  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Following every spree, he would say to himself, "Maybe those A.A.'s were right. ..."


5.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... those about us.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
This self-centered behavior blocked a partnership relation with any one of those about us.


6.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... those about us?  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
What happens when we wallow in depression, self-pity oozing from every pore, and inflict that upon those about us?


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those about us?  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Can we transform these calamities into assets, sources of growth and comfort to ourselves and those about us?


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those about us.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
It became a means of exchanging love and service with those about us.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those about us.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
We have had a much keener look at ourselves and those about us.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... those about us in a way no ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
An illness of this sort -- and we have come to believe it an illness -- involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those about us in order to gain ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
We no longer strive to dominate or rule those about us in order to gain self-importance.


12.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those about us may find emotional sobriety.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.


13.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those about us, or we had insisted ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Either we had tried to play God and dominate those about us, or we had insisted on being overdependent upon them.


14.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those about us that we are indeed ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


15.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... those afflicted with alcoholic addiction.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
The subject presented in this book seems to me to be of paramount importance to those afflicted with alcoholic addiction.


16.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those approached will become fellows of Alcoholics ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Some of them may sink and perhaps never get up, but if our experience is a criterion, more than half of those approached will become fellows of Alcoholics Anonymous.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those around us.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
It became clear that if we ever were to feel emotionally secure among grown-up people, we would have to put our lives on a give-and-take basis; we would have to develop the sense of being in partnership or brotherhood with all those around us.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those awful debts, possess a decent home, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
How could we ever take care of those awful debts, possess a decent home, educate the kids, and set something by for old age?


19.
View STEP TEN essay   ... those better qualified to handle it.  12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
We have found that justified anger ought to be left to those better qualified to handle it.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those cases are the unusual ones.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
But those cases are the unusual ones.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those cases they made an effort to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.159  
They experienced a few distressing failures, but in those cases they made an effort to bring the man's family into a spiritual way of living, thus relieving much worry and suffering.


22.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those cases where such a matter must ...  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.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those concerned, except when it would injure ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


24.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
A.A. has to function, but at the same time it must avoid those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which necessarily tempt other societies.


25.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... those days.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
A member gives us a vivid glimpse of those days.


26.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... those days.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
Hats never got folding money in those days.


27.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... those days of inferno, I wobbled from ...  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
After one of those days of inferno, I wobbled from a hotel bar to a brokerage office.


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... those days was equal to the best ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
Students of ancient history tell us that the intellect of men in those days was equal to the best of today.


29.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... those days, we'd go anywhere on a ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
In those days, we'd go anywhere on a Twelfth Step job, no matter how unpromising.


30.
View STEP SIX essay   ... those defects we are still unwilling to ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Looking again at those defects we are still unwilling to give up, we ought to erase the hard-and-fast lines that we have drawn.


31.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... those dependent upon him?  BB Into Action, p.80  
What right had he to involve those dependent upon him?


32.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those doctors.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
In the years since, however, most of us have come to agree with those doctors.


33.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... those dreams.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Yes, we of A.A. did dream those dreams.


34.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those ever-urgent questions, "How can A.A. best ...  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?"


35.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... those experiences we'd rather not remember, if ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.


36.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... those experimentally inclined, I should mention the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
For the benefit of those experimentally inclined, I should mention the so-called beer experiment.


37.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... those faiths have given purpose and direction ...  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We have learned that whatever the human frailties of various faiths may be, those faiths have given purpose and direction to millions.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those fears, no matter what our material ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
But as time passed we found that with the help of A.A.'s Twelve Steps we could lose those fears, no matter what our material prospects were.


39.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... those fears were to prove groundless?  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
How could we then guess that all those fears were to prove groundless?


40.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... those feelings of inadequacy by bluffing, cheating, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Did I try to cover up those feelings of inadequacy by bluffing, cheating, lying, or evading responsibility?


41.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


42.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... those first days of convalescence, this will ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
During those first days of convalescence, this will do more to insure his sobriety than anything else.


43.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... those flaws which were basic, flaws which ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We can go far beyond those things which were superficially wrong with us, to see those flaws which were basic, flaws which sometimes were responsible for the whole pattern of our lives.


44.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those groups ought to be consulted.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
But when its plans concern the welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ought to be consulted.


45.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... those groups ought to be consulted.  12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
But when its plans concern the welfare of neighboring groups also, those groups ought to be consulted.


46.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those hangover mornings when we alternated between ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
This will be a very different occasion, and in sharp contrast with those hangover mornings when we alternated between reviling ourselves and blaming the family (and everyone else) for our troubles.


47.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Though he could not accept all the tenets of the Oxford Groups, he was convinced of the need for moral inventory, confession of personality defects, restitution to those harmed, helpfulness to others, and the necessity of belief in and dependence upon God.


48.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Those having religious affiliations will find here ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Those having religious affiliations will find here nothing disturbing to their beliefs or ceremonies.


49.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... those having religious training, such a list ...  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles.


50.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those he feared what his trouble had ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
One morning he took the bull by the horns and set out to tell those he feared what his trouble had been.


51.
View STEP THREE essay   ... those he still envies or hates.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Bitterness still overpowers him when he broods upon those he still envies or hates.


52.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... those I would help of Thy Power, ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.


53.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... those in bad health, and those who ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
Everybody knows that those in bad health, and those who seldom play, do not laugh much.


54.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... those in whom the problem had been ...  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.


55.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... those insanely trivial excuses to drink.  BB To Wives, p.120  
In a weak moment he may take your dislike of his high-stepping friends as one of those insanely trivial excuses to drink.


56.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... those intimate and harrowing aspects of his ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Enthusiastic over the spectacular recovery of a brother alcoholic, we'd sometimes discuss those intimate and harrowing aspects of his case meant for his sponsor's ear alone.


57.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those last days of heavy drinking.  BB A Vision For You, p.151  
But not so with us in those last days of heavy drinking.


58.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death.


59.
View STEP TEN essay   ... those occasions when alone, or in the ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Then there are those occasions when alone, or in the company of our sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a careful review of our progress since the last time.


60.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... those odd ones, what would decent people ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Besides, if we took in those odd ones, what would decent people say about us?


61.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... those of anyone else in A.A.  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
They comfort the melancholy one by first showing him that his case is not strange or different, that his character defects are probably not more numerous or worse than those of anyone else in A.A.


62.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... those of many different nationalities.  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


63.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
10. No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


64.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian ...  12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


65.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Those of us belonging to a religious ...  BB Into Action, p.74  
Those of us belonging to a religious denomination which requires confession must, and of course, will want to go to the properly appointed authority whose duty it is to receive it.


66.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those of us who feel unable to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


67.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Those of us who have come to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Those of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine.


68.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... those of us who have hitherto known ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or anxiety -- in other words, to all of us -- this newfound peace is a priceless gift.


69.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Those of us who have spent much ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Those of us who have spent much time in the world of spiritual make-believe have eventually seen the childishness of it.


70.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... those of us who have tried to ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
But those of us who have tried to shoulder the entire burden and trouble of others find we are soon overcome by them.


71.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Those of us who live in large ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Those of us who live in large cities are overcome by the reflection that close by hundreds are dropping into oblivion every day.


72.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Those of us who once felt this ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
Those of us who once felt this way can certainly understand and sympathize.


73.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Those of us who travel drop in ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Those of us who travel drop in as often as we can.


74.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those of us who were like that, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
For those of us who were like that, A.A. had a very special meaning.


75.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... those one-time agnostics who still cling to ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To certain newcomers and to those one-time agnostics who still cling to the A.A. group as their higher power, claims for the power of prayer may, despite all the logic and experience in proof of it, still be unconvincing or quite objectionable.


76.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those other alcoholics?  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
But what about his responsibilities -- his family and the men who would die because they would not know how to get well, ah -- yes, those other alcoholics?


77.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... those parts which seemed convenient and not ...  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
For myself, I had adopted those parts which seemed convenient and not too difficult; the rest I disregarded.


78.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those people who financially support them.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
Their management should be the sole responsibility of those people who financially support them.


79.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... those people who financially support them.  12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
Their management should be the sole responsibility of those people who financially support them.


80.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... those personal flaws which are acutely troublesome ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Since Step Four is but the beginning of a lifetime practice, it can be suggested that he first have a look at those personal flaws which are acutely troublesome and fairly obvious.


81.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... those persons who really feels there is ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
His wife is one of those persons who really feels there is something rather sinful about these commodities, so she nagged, and her intolerance finally threw him into a fit of anger.


82.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... those principles into action at home.  BB Working With Others, p.98  
When your prospect has made such reparation as he can to his family, and has thoroughly explained to them the new principles by which he is living, he should proceed to put those principles into action at home.


83.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... those right things of which we and ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Having opened our channel as best we can, we try to ask for those right things of which we and others are in the greatest need.


84.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... those risks than to stand before his ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
After consulting with his wife and partner he came to the conclusion that it was better to take those risks than to stand before his Creator guilty of such ruinous slander.


85.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... those rules had been in effect everywhere, ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
If all those rules had been in effect everywhere, nobody could have possibly joined A.A. at all, so great was the sum of our anxiety and fear.


86.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... those scores have since multiplied themselves into ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Since this was a very early group, those scores have since multiplied themselves into thousands.


87.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... those scrapes.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
There had been no real infidelity, for loyalty to my wife, helped at times by extreme drunkenness, kept me out of those scrapes.


88.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... those serious character flaws that made problem ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again.


89.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those services for which we might otherwise ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics.


90.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... those services for which we might otherwise ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Long), p.191  
But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics.


91.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... those strange mental blank spots.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots.


92.
View STEP THREE essay   ... those suggested by A.A.  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Already a willingness has been achieved to cast out one's own will and one's own ideas about the alcohol problem in favor of those suggested by A.A.


93.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... those there; if a business occasion, go ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
If it is a happy occasion, try to increase the pleasure of those there; if a business occasion, go and attend to your business enthusiastically.


94.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... those they serve.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Nine -- A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.


95.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... those they serve.  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
Written by co-founder Bill W. in 1962, the Twelve Concepts for World Service provide a group of related principles to help ensure that various elements of A.A.'s service structure remain responsive and responsible to those they serve.


96.
View CONTENTS   ... those they serve."  12&12 Contents (Tradition Nine), p.12  
Tradition Nine -- "A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve."


97.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... those they serve."  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
"A.A., as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve."


98.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... those things for us which we could ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never do by ourselves.


99.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... those things which were superficially wrong with ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We can go far beyond those things which were superficially wrong with us, to see those flaws which were basic, flaws which sometimes were responsible for the whole pattern of our lives.


100.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those to whom we can make only ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be those to whom we can make only partial restitution, lest complete disclosures do them or others more harm than good.


101.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... those, too, who suffer from grave emotional ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.


102.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.


103.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... those two years were up, I opened ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
When those two years were up, I opened an office downtown.


104.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... those unhappy lives which were the direct ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
What about all those unhappy lives which were the direct result of unfortunate birth and uncontrollable circumstances?


105.
View STEP SIX essay   ... those we criticize; we are trying to ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Here we are not trying to help those we criticize; we are trying to proclaim our own righteousness.


106.
View STEP TEN essay   ... those we dislike we can begin to ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
With those we dislike we can begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way to understand and help them.


107.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those we had harmed, or freely given ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward.


108.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... those we had hurt.  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We got a pretty severe shock when we realized that we were preparing to make a face-to-face admission of our wretched conduct to those we had hurt.


109.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those we have harmed, but amends at ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
We needn't wallow in excessive remorse before those we have harmed, but amends at this level should always be forthright and generous.


110.
View STEP TEN essay   ... those we love.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love.


111.
View STEP TEN essay   ... those we love because they need to ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
We sometimes hurt those we love because they need to be "taught a lesson," when we really want to punish.


112.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those we should approach into several classes.  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
After we have made the list of people we have harmed, have reflected carefully upon each instance, and have tried to possess ourselves of the right attitude in which to proceed, we will see that the making of direct amends divides those we should approach into several classes.


113.
View STEP TEN essay   ... those where people or new events throw ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
The quick inventory is aimed at our daily ups and downs, especially those where people or new events throw us off balance and tempt us to make mistakes.


114.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... those who are afflicted.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We simply wish to be helpful to those who are afflicted.


115.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those who are downright defiant because God ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


116.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... those who are getting results from this ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We shall be interested to hear from those who are getting results from this book, particularly from those who have commenced work with other alcoholics.


117.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... those who are, or who may be ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
We hope this volume will inform and comfort those who are, or who may be affected.


118.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... those who are still sick, there is ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
For us, if we neglect those who are still sick, there is unremitting danger to our own lives and sanity.


119.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those who are to be gravely affected?  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Or do we first consult those who are to be gravely affected?


120.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... those who are unable to drink moderately ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
For those who are unable to drink moderately the question is how to stop altogether.


121.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those who are willing and able to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Understanding our work, he can do this with an eye to selecting those who are willing and able to recover on a spiritual basis.


122.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... those who believe that alcoholism is entirely ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
I do not hold with those who believe that alcoholism is entirely a problem of mental control.


123.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... those who cannot afford private treatment, and ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


124.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... those who cannot or will not stop.  BB To Employers, p.148  
At the same time you will feel no reluctance to rid yourself of those who cannot or will not stop.


125.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... those who claimed Him.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
To Christ I conceded the certainty of a great man, not too closely followed by those who claimed Him.


126.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... those who could get well, and make ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
We'd gather up derelicts from skid rows, sort out those who could get well, and make it possible for the rest to earn their livelihood in a kind of quarantined confinement.


127.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... those who did join us were like ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
Hardly an alcoholic we approached paid any attention; most of those who did join us were like flickering candles in a windstorm.


128.
View STEP EIGHT essay   Those who did would sometimes assure us ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Those who did would sometimes assure us that, after all, a lively bender was only a good man's fault.


129.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... those who didn't think much of us ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
We've repeatedly strained the patience of our best friends to a snapping point, and have brought out the very worst in those who didn't think much of us to begin with.


130.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Those who do not recover are people ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.


131.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... those who do not understand -- once a ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


132.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... those who don't know there's a way ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
Under these compulsions of self-preservation, duty, and love, it is not strange that our Society has concluded that it has but one high mission -- to carry the A.A. message to those who don't know there's a way out.


133.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Those who drink moderately may be more ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
Those who drink moderately may be more annoyed with an alcoholic than a total abstainer would be.


134.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... those who earnestly seek.  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek.


135.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... those who feel they need no inventory ...  12&12 Step Four, p.46  
The sponsors of those who feel they need no inventory are confronted with quite another problem.


136.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... those who had been drinking twenty years.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
Several of our crowd, men of thirty or less, had been drinking only a few years, but they found themselves as helpless as those who had been drinking twenty years.


137.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... those who had faith already often become ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
And even those who had faith already often become conscious of God as they never were before.


138.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... those who had insisted the Wrights would ...  BB We Agnostics, pp.52-53  
When others showed us that "God-sufficiency" worked with them, we began to feel like those who had insisted the Wrights would never fly.


139.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... those who have as yet found no ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Yet it is our great hope that all those who have as yet found no answer may begin to find one in the pages of this book and will presently join us on the high road to a new freedom.


140.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those who have become prejudiced against religion, ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


141.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those who have been seriously affected, even ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


142.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... those who have commenced work with other ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We shall be interested to hear from those who are getting results from this book, particularly from those who have commenced work with other alcoholics.


143.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those who have drifted into indifference, those ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


144.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those who have lost or rejected faith ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Sometimes A.A. comes harder to those who have lost or rejected faith than to those who never had any faith at all, for they think they have tried faith and found it wanting.


145.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... those who have made progress in A.A., ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
To those who have made progress in A.A., it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be.


146.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... those who have not, and when the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
We think each family which has been relieved owes something to those who have not, and when the occasion requires, each member of it should be only too willing to bring former mistakes, no matter how grievous, out of their hiding places.


147.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... those who have persisted have found strength ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
All those who have persisted have found strength not ordinarily their own.


148.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... those who keep on, a good number ...  BB To Wives, p.109  
Of those who keep on, a good number will become true alcoholics after a while.


149.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those who keep on trying to practice ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
We know this because we see monotony, pain, and even calamity turned to good use by those who keep on trying to practice A.A.'s Twelve Steps.


150.
View CONTENTS   ... those who labor in service for us ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Twelfth Step work is never paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire.


151.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... those who labor in service for us ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
Our Twelfth Step is never to be paid for, but those who labor in service for us are worthy of their hire.


152.
View TRADITION ONE essay   Those who look closely soon have the ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
Those who look closely soon have the key to this strange paradox.


153.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those who may be only a little ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
As soon as we begin to feel confident in our new way of life and have begun, by our behavior and example, to convince those about us that we are indeed changing for the better, it is usually safe to talk in complete frankness with those who have been seriously affected, even those who may be only a little or not at all aware of what we have done to them.


154.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those who might find out about his ...  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He told how he lived in constant worry about those who might find out about his alcoholism.


155.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those who must find a way out.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
They will approach still other sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous may spring up in each city and hamlet, havens for those who must find a way out.


156.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... those who need our help would be ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Our communications lines with those who need our help would be broken.


157.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those who never had any faith at ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Sometimes A.A. comes harder to those who have lost or rejected faith than to those who never had any faith at all, for they think they have tried faith and found it wanting.


158.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... those who never tried it enough."  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
It has been well said that "almost the only scoffers at prayer are those who never tried it enough."


159.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... those who occasionally land back in here ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Even among those who occasionally land back in here again, we observe a profound change in personality.


160.
View STEP TWO essay   ... those who once had faith, but have ...  12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Consider next the plight of those who once had faith, but have lost it.


161.
View STEP NINE essay   ... those who ought to be dealt with ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be those who ought to be dealt with just as soon as we become reasonably confident that we can maintain our sobriety.


162.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... those who recoil from prayer because they ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
All this should be very encouraging news for those who recoil from prayer because they don't believe in it, or because they feel themselves cut off from God's help and direction.


163.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... those who seek Him.  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.


164.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... those who seldom play, do not laugh ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
Everybody knows that those in bad health, and those who seldom play, do not laugh much.


165.
View STEP ONE essay   ... those who, so assailed, had ever won ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
Few indeed were those who, so assailed, had ever won through in singlehanded combat.


166.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... those who stayed on with A.A. showed ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Of alcoholics who came to A.A. and really tried, 50% got sober at once and remained that way; 25% sobered up after some relapses, and among the remainder, those who stayed on with A.A. showed improvement.


167.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... those who suffer from alcoholism.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.


168.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... those who think spirituality the way of ...  BB How It Works, p.68  
We can laugh at those who think spirituality the way of weakness.


169.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... those who visited him at the hospital, ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Impressed by those who visited him at the hospital, he capitulated entirely when, later, in an upper room of this house, he heard the story of some man whose experience closely tallied with his own.


170.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... those who were only beginning and still ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
Looking at those who were only beginning and still doubted themselves, the rest of us were able to see the change setting in.


171.
View STEP THREE essay   ... those who would advise us, but all ...  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
We'll listen politely to those who would advise us, but all the decisions are to be ours alone.


172.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... those within myself.  BB Bill's Story, pp.12-13  
But soon the sense of His presence had been blotted out by worldly clamors, mostly those within myself.


173.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... those wonders still unseen.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen.


174.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... those words have proved to be far ...  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Like so much of A.A.'s basic text, those words have proved to be far more visionary than the founding members could ever have imagined.


175.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... those years, I'll never know, but she ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
How my wife kept her faith and courage during all those years, I'll never know, but she did.


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