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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 THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... took a drink a day or so ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
They took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and then the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... took a long time.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
To see how erratic emotions victimized us often took a long time.


3.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... took a long time.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
The charting of a safe path between these extremes took a long time.


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... took a night law course, and obtained ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I took a night law course, and obtained employment as investigator for a surety company.


5.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... took a slightly different tack.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
Sometimes we took a slightly different tack.


6.
View FOREWORD   ... took form and were first published in ...  12&12 Foreword, p.18  
It was out of this vast welter of explosive experience that A.A.'s Twelve Traditions took form and were first published in 1946 and later confirmed at A.A.'s First International Convention, held at Cleveland in 1950.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... took full advantage of this attitude to ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Committees took full advantage of this attitude to depress their salaries.


8.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... took him out of town.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Quite a while later, Ed got a sales job which took him out of town.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... took in those odd ones, what would ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Besides, if we took in those odd ones, what would decent people say about us?


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... took inventory.  BB Into Action, p.76  
We made it when we took inventory.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... took inventory all right, but hung on ...  BB Into Action, p.73  
They took inventory all right, but hung on to some of the worst items in stock.


12.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... took inventory, we began to suspect how ...  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
As we took inventory, we began to suspect how much trouble self-delusion had been causing us.


13.
View STEP TWO essay   ... took it piecemeal myself.  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Looking back, I find that I took it piecemeal myself.


14.
View FOREWORD   ... took its name.  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The book was called "Alcoholics Anonymous," and from it the Fellowship took its name.


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... took me about Wall Street and little ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
My work took me about Wall Street and little by little I became interested in the market.


16.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... took me only a relatively short time ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
I drank with moderation at first, but it took me only a relatively short time to drift back into the old habits which had wound up so disastrously before.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... took nothing, their self-pity made them killjoys.  BB To Wives, p.105  
If, on the other hand, they took nothing, their self-pity made them killjoys.


18.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... took other simple steps.  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... took shape at New York, to be ...  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.


20.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... took sides on this question.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Soon, Washingtonian speakers violently and publicly took sides on this question.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... took some drinks, he might not have ...  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
Unless he took some drinks, he might not have the courage to scrape an acquaintance and would have a lonely week-end.


22.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... took stock honestly.  BB How It Works, p.64  
We took stock honestly.


23.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... took such a position, all sorts of ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
When we sincerely took such a position, all sorts of remarkable things followed.


24.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... took that first drink than you have.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
And the truth, strange to say, is usually that he has no more idea why he took that first drink than you have.


25.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... took the bull by the horns and ...  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.


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... took the children home to father and ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
Perhaps at this point we got a divorce and took the children home to father and mother.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... took the first drink, thereby setting the ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
These observations would be academic and pointless if our friend never took the first drink, thereby setting the terrible cycle in motion.


28.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... took this violent new tack because here ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We took this violent new tack because here and there members had tried to make money out of their A.A. connections, and we feared we'd be exploited.


29.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... took time to pass it on to ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
3. Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me.


30.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... took up a sheaf of papers.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He reached over to a bookshelf and took up a sheaf of papers.


31.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... took up the business of drinking with ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
There I took up the business of drinking with much greater earnestness than I had previously shown.


32.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... took us to their homes, making us ...  BB Bill's Story, p.1  
War fever ran high in the New England town to which we new, young officers from Plattsburg were assigned, and we were flattered when the first citizens took us to their homes, making us feel heroic.


33.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... took, which are suggested as a program ...  BB How It Works, p.59  
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:


34.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... took years of harrowing experience.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
To establish this principle of membership took years of harrowing experience.


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