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1.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... under.  BB More About Alcoholism (Note), p.34  
(*) True when this book was first published. But a 2014 U.S./Canada membership survey showed about eleven percent of A.A.'s were thirty and under.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... under.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
We have shown how we got out from under.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... under a fictitious name.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I would sometimes hide out in one of the clubs of which I was a member, and had the habit at times of registering at a hotel under a fictitious name.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... under A.A. tradition?  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
The question was -- and sometimes still is -- are such activities to be branded as professionalism under A.A. tradition?


5.
View CONTENTS   ... under all conditions?  12&12 Contents (Step Ten), p.8  
Can we stay sober and keep emotional balance under all conditions?


6.
View STEP TWO essay   ... under all conditions.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
This was not only faith; it was faith that worked under all conditions.


7.
View STEP TEN essay   ... under all conditions?  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?


8.
View STEP SIX essay   ... under certain conditions -- remove defects of character ...  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Of course, the often disputed question of whether God can -- and will, under certain conditions -- remove defects of character will be answered with a prompt affirmative by almost any A.A. member.


9.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... under consideration wasn't much, but like the ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.164  
Compared to this prospect, the ten thousand dollars under consideration wasn't much, but like the alcoholic's first drink it would, if taken, inevitably set up a disastrous chain reaction.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... under constant fear and tension -- that makes ...  BB Into Action, p.73  
He is under constant fear and tension -- that makes for more drinking.


11.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... under control.  BB To Wives, p.117  
Often you must carry the burden of avoiding them or keeping them under control.


12.
View STEP THREE essay   ... under fire, and endure the monotony and ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Would they be able to take discipline, stand up under fire, and endure the monotony and misery of war?


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... under God's specific direction.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
With the best of intentions, he tends to force his own will into all sorts of situations and problems with the comfortable assurance that he is acting under God's specific direction.


14.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... under half steam.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
We loaf and procrastinate, or at best work grudgingly and under half steam.


15.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... under heavy attack of criticism from both ...  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
The board would be isolated, and would fall under heavy attack of criticism from both A.A. and the public.


16.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... under heavy pressure and coercion to do ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
At this stage of our progress we are under heavy pressure and coercion to do the right thing.


17.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... under His care and direction.  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... under his direction.  BB Working With Others, p.97  
Sometimes you will have to call a doctor and administer sedatives under his direction.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... under his own roof.  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
He is not likely to get far in any direction if he fails to show unselfishness and love under his own roof.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... under investigation were still childish, emotionally sensitive, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
These distinguished men had the nerve to say that most of the alcoholics under investigation were still childish, emotionally sensitive, and grandiose.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... under its weight to be willing to ...  12&12 Step Three, pp.37-38  
Each of us has had his own near-fatal encounter with the juggernaut of self-will, and has suffered enough under its weight to be willing to look for something better.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... under later pressures to cripple them.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
They need to be as sure as possible that no deep-lying emotional handicap in either will be likely to rise up under later pressures to cripple them.


23.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... under lock and key or hire a ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
In the doctor's judgment he was utterly hopeless; he could never regain his position in society and he would have to place himself under lock and key or hire a bodyguard if he expected to live long.


24.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Under no condition do we criticize such ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
Under no condition do we criticize such a person or argue.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... under no obligation to keep him on, ...  BB To Employers, p.147  
But you should feel under no obligation to keep him on, for your obligation has been well discharged already.


26.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... under no obligation to you, that you ...  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... under no pressure.  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Under these conditions your prospect will see he is under no pressure.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... under one God, with hearts and minds ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to them.


29.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... under one provocation or another, the aggrieved ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
Then, under one provocation or another, the aggrieved one would unearth the old affair and angrily cast its ashes about.


30.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Under only slightly different conditions, the same ...  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Under only slightly different conditions, the same thing is taking place in many eastern cities.


31.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... under our care in this hospital and ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Many years ago one of the leading contributors to this book came under our care in this hospital and while here he acquired some ideas which he put into practical application at once.


32.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... under preparation.  12&12 Tradition Three, pp.143-144  
On top of them lay the foreword to the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," then under preparation.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... under pressure and difficulty.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
The joy of living we really have, even under pressure and difficulty.


34.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... under pressure, that he needn't see you ...  BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it clear that he is not under pressure, that he needn't see you again if he doesn't want to.


35.
View STEP SIX essay   ... under such a category at all.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
But most of our other difficulties don't fall under such a category at all.


36.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Under such an illusion, he can of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
Under such an illusion, he can of course create great havoc without in the least intending it.


37.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... under the activity of the A.A. program."  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
I now conceive the psychiatrist's job to be the task of breaking down the patient's inner resistance so that which is inside him will flower, as under the activity of the A.A. program."


38.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... under the auspices of The American Medical ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. W. W. Bauer, broadcasting under the auspices of The American Medical Association in 1946, over the NBC network, said, in part: "Alcoholics Anonymous are no crusaders; not a temperance society.


39.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... under the conditions of the day we ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
Then, in Step Seven, we humbly asked God to remove our shortcomings such as He could or would under the conditions of the day we asked.


40.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... under the grace of God.  12&12 Step Twelve, pp.124-125  
True ambition is the deep desire to live usefully and walk humbly under the grace of God.


41.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... under the grace of God, has brought ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
These very deviations created a vast process of trial and error which, under the grace of God, has brought us to where we stand today.


42.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... under the influence of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Nevertheless, under the influence of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, these situations are often set right.(*)


43.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... under the influence of Step Five.  12&12 Step Five, p.58  
More realism and therefore more honesty about ourselves are the great gains we make under the influence of Step Five.


44.
View STEP ONE essay   Under the lash of alcoholism, we are ...  12&12 Step One, p.24  
Under the lash of alcoholism, we are driven to A.A., and there we discover the fatal nature of our situation.


45.
View APPENDIX VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A.   ... under the listing "A.A." or "Alcoholics Anonymous" ...  BB Appendix VI, How to Get in Touch With A.A., p.573  
These so-called intergroup associations are found under the listing "A.A." or "Alcoholics Anonymous" in telephone directories.


46.
View PREFACE   ... under the same headings that are used ...  BB Preface, pp.xi-xii  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


47.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Under the so-called belladonna treatment my brain ...  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
Under the so-called belladonna treatment my brain cleared.


48.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... under the title "Three Talks to Medical ...  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.")


49.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... under their own guidance, as a result ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. G. Kirby Collier, psychiatrist: "I have felt that A.A. is a group unto themselves and their best results can be had under their own guidance, as a result of their philosophy.


50.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... under them are frequently their friends.  BB To Employers, p.147  
Men under them are frequently their friends.


51.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   Under these compulsions of self-preservation, duty, and ...  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.


52.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... under these conditions.  BB To Wives, p.111  
We know women who are unafraid, even happy under these conditions.


53.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... under these conditions.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Obviously not much partnership can exist under these conditions.


54.
View STEP TEN essay   Under these conditions, the pains of failure ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
Under these conditions, the pains of failure are converted into assets.


55.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Under these conditions we can employ our ...  BB Into Action, p.86  
Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use.


56.
View TO WIVES chapter   Under these conditions we naturally made mistakes.  BB To Wives, p.107  
Under these conditions we naturally made mistakes.


57.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Under these conditions your prospect will see ...  BB Working With Others, p.91  
Under these conditions your prospect will see he is under no pressure.


58.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... under thick layers of self-justification.  12&12 Step Four, pp.53-54  
Because our surface record hasn't looked too bad, we have frequently been abashed to find that this is so simply because we have buried these selfsame defects deep down in us under thick layers of self-justification.


59.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... under Tradition Four an A.A. group had ...  12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Thus it was that under Tradition Four an A.A. group had exercised its right to be wrong.


60.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... under way by consideration of questions such ...  12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Looking back over his life, he can readily get under way by consideration of questions such as these:


61.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... under weight.  BB Bill's Story, p.7  
I could eat little or nothing when drinking, and I was forty pounds under weight.


62.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... under which we may grow and work ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
As we lay aside these very human aspirations, we believe that each of us takes part in the weaving of a protective mantle which covers our whole Society and under which we may grow and work in unity.


63.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... under which we were hiding some of ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Or anger and hurt pride might be the smoke screen under which we were hiding some of our defects while we blamed others for them.


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