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1.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
This perverse soul-sickness is not pleasant to look upon.


2.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration.


3.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... upon a cure, once it became apparent ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
But once these men had hit upon a cure, once it became apparent that only by their united effort could this be accomplished, then all of them would feel bound to devote themselves solely to the relief of cancer.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... upon a doctor's advice.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
One of the many doctors who had the opportunity of reading this book in manuscript form told us that the use of sweets was often helpful, of course depending upon a doctor's advice.


5.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Upon a foundation of complete willingness I ...  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend.


6.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... upon a higher power and absorb himself ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Learning to depend upon a higher power and absorb himself in his work with other alcoholics, he remains sober day by day.


7.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon a Higher Power hasn't produced any ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
But dependence upon an A.A. group or upon a Higher Power hasn't produced any baleful results.


8.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon a Higher Power, the more independent ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
And the facts seem to be these: The more we become willing to depend upon a Higher Power, the more independent we actually are.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... upon a Higher Power was out of ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
As long as we placed self-reliance first, a genuine reliance upon a Higher Power was out of the question.


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon a Higher Power worked.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Whether in Alaska or on the Salerno beachhead, their dependence upon a Higher Power worked.


11.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... upon a life-and-death errand.  BB Into Action, p.75  
He should realize that we are engaged upon a life-and-death errand.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon a man's family that he has ...  BB Working With Others, p.100  
But urge upon a man's family that he has been a very sick person and should be treated accordingly.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon a motor to keep the breath ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
Ask the polio sufferer confined to an iron lung who depends with complete trust upon a motor to keep the breath of life in him.


14.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... upon a new relationship with my Creator; ...  BB Bill's Story, p.13  
My friend promised when these things were done I would enter upon a new relationship with my Creator; that I would have the elements of a way of living which answered all my problems.


15.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


16.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon a parent.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
No adult man or woman, for example, should be in too much emotional dependence upon a parent.


17.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... upon a perilous sea.  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Like us, they had suddenly found themselves saved from death, but still floating upon a perilous sea.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon a period of growth.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
Show them that he has entered upon a period of growth.


19.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... upon a personal inventory.  BB How It Works, p.64  
Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory.


20.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... upon a Power beyond ourselves was somewhat ...  BB We Agnostics, pp.45-46  
We were bothered with the thought that faith and dependence upon a Power beyond ourselves was somewhat weak, even cowardly.


21.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon a stronger person for guidance and ...  12&12 Step Four, p.43  
How frequently we see a frightened human being determined to depend completely upon a stronger person for guidance and protection.


22.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... upon a sunlit beach, let us relax ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
As though lying upon a sunlit beach, let us relax and breathe deeply of the spiritual atmosphere with which the grace of this prayer surrounds us.


23.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... upon a supposition that we know God's ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
Such prayers, of course, are fundamentally good acts, but often they are based upon a supposition that we know God's will for the person for whom we pray.


24.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon A.A., but in all other matters ...  12&12 Step Three, pp.35-36  
But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, "Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence.


25.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon A.A. for the solution of his ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He made a beginning, we have seen, when he commenced to rely upon A.A. for the solution of his alcohol problem.


26.
View CONTENTS   ... upon A.A. members.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Seven), p.11  
Placing the responsibility of supporting A.A. headquarters directly upon A.A. members.


27.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... upon A.A. unity.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
One -- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.


28.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... upon A.A. unity."  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
"Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity."


29.
View CONTENTS   ... upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. ...  12&12 Contents (Tradition One), p.9  
Tradition One -- "Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity." Without unity, A.A. dies. Individual liberty, yet great unity. Key to paradox: each A.A.'s life depends on obedience to spiritual principles. The group must survive or the individual will not. Common welfare comes first. How best to live and work together as groups.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon able example and not upon vain ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
True leadership, we find, depends upon able example and not upon vain displays of power or glory.


31.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... upon admits his own fault, so feuds ...  BB Into Action, p.78  
Sometimes the man we are calling upon admits his own fault, so feuds of years' standing melt away in an hour.


32.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon alcohol, each of them has decided ...  12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?


33.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... upon alcoholics arriving in the ward of ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Hence the two men set to work almost frantically upon alcoholics arriving in the ward of the Akron City Hospital.


34.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon all our affairs is the payoff, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The wonderful energy it releases and the eager action by which it carries our message to the next suffering alcoholic and which finally translates the Twelve Steps into action upon all our affairs is the payoff, the magnificent reality, of Alcoholics Anonymous.


35.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon an A.A. group or upon a ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
But dependence upon an A.A. group or upon a Higher Power hasn't produced any baleful results.


36.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... upon anonymity.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
They were genuinely baffled by our insistence upon anonymity.


37.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... upon attraction rather than promotion.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
Our public relations were to be based upon attraction rather than promotion.


38.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... upon careful reading, shows that the personality ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


39.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon dominating the people we know, or ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Either we insist upon dominating the people we know, or we depend upon them far too much.


40.
View STEP NINE essay   ... upon each instance, and have tried to ...  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.


41.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Upon entering A.A., these attitudes were sharply ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Upon entering A.A., these attitudes were sharply reversed, often going much too far in the opposite direction.


42.
View STEP ONE essay   ... upon entering A.A. we soon take quite ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
But upon entering A.A. we soon take quite another view of this absolute humiliation.


43.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... upon experience, some of it painful.  BB To Wives, p.121  
But what we have related is based upon experience, some of it painful.


44.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... upon forgetfulness of the past.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.123-124  
The family may be possessed by the idea that future happiness can be based only upon forgetfulness of the past.


45.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... upon God.  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.


46.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... upon God.  BB How It Works, p.68  
For we are now on a different basis; the basis of trusting and relying upon God.


47.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon God.  BB Working With Others, p.98  
The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God.


48.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... upon God.  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


49.
View CONTENTS   ... upon God necessary to recovery of alcoholics.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Dependence upon God necessary to recovery of alcoholics.


50.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... upon God to give it to us ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms.


51.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon God, we couldn't very well play ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.


52.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon God, we were still the victims ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


53.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Upon hearing this, our friend was somewhat ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Upon hearing this, our friend was somewhat relieved, for he reflected that, after all, he was a good church member.


54.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... upon him?  BB Into Action, p.80  
What right had he to involve those dependent upon him?


55.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon him.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
If he does not want to see you, never force yourself upon him.


56.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... upon Him.  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
God will determine that, so you must remember that your real reliance is always upon Him.


57.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... upon himself.  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
They help others with similar problems ... In this atmosphere the alcoholic often overcomes his excessive concentration upon himself.


58.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... upon his learning, eloquence, or on any ...  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.150-151  
The unique ability of each A.A. to identify himself with, and bring recovery to, the newcomer in no way depends upon his learning, eloquence, or on any special individual skills.


59.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Triumphantly we seize upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our own.


60.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would.


61.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon his relationship with God.  BB Working With Others, p.100  
It is dependent upon his relationship with God.


62.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... upon his views in another statement which ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
The physician who, at our request, gave us this letter, has been kind enough to enlarge upon his views in another statement which follows.


63.
View STEP TWO essay   ... upon honest appraisal, we found we had ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
We supposed we had been serious about religious practices when, upon honest appraisal, we found we had been only superficial.


64.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... upon how it was channeled.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Everything would depend upon how it was channeled.


65.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon how well and earnestly we have ...  12&12 Step Three, p.34  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


66.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... upon issues of our time.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Nor does it mean that the members of Alcoholics Anonymous, now restored as citizens of the world, are going to back away from their individual responsibilities to act as they see the right upon issues of our time.


67.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... upon it.  BB Into Action, p.87  
We come to rely upon it.


68.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... upon it.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
There's nothing the matter with constructive imagination; all sound achievement rests upon it.


69.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... upon it.  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
Our lives, the lives of all to come, depend squarely upon it.


70.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon it if he prefers to consult ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Let him know you are available if he wishes to make a decision and tell his story, but do not insist upon it if he prefers to consult someone else.


71.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... upon it, to follow its suggestions.  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Our hope is that when this chip of a book is launched on the world tide of alcoholism, defeated drinkers will seize upon it, to follow its suggestions.


72.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... upon its individual members; surely there is ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
We believe there isn't a fellowship on earth which lavishes more devoted care upon its individual members; surely there is none which more jealously guards the individual's right to think, talk, and act as he wishes.


73.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... upon life will change.  BB Into Action, p.84  
Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.


74.
View CONTENTS   ... upon material matters changes.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Outlook upon material matters changes.


75.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... upon me.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
The real significance of my experience in the Cathedral burst upon me.


76.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... upon me.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Never shall I forget their impassive faces, and the steady gaze they focused upon me.


77.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... upon money or conformity.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity.


78.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... upon money or conformity.  12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity.


79.
View STEP TWO essay   ... upon no more than these ordinary attributes ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
"As material success founded upon no more than these ordinary attributes began to come to us, we felt we were winning at the game of life.


80.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... upon obedience to spiritual principles.  12&12 Tradition One, p.130  
His life actually depends upon obedience to spiritual principles.


81.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... upon one member of the family and ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Suppose we lavish attention upon one member of the family and neglect the others.


82.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon one point: that there is plenty ...  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But all who are in the least reasonable will agree upon one point: that there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life.


83.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... upon only in an emergency.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to get over the idea that the Higher Power was a sort of bush-league pinch hitter, to be called upon only in an emergency.


84.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon other people ahead of dependence on ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


85.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon other people for too much attention, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Demands made upon other people for too much attention, protection, and love can only invite domination or revulsion in the protectors themselves -- two emotions quite as unhealthy as the demands which evoked them.


86.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon others.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
We were still trying to find emotional security by being dominating or dependent upon others.


87.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... upon others, and upon God.  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


88.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... upon others like us is the one ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
This is our gift from God, and its bestowal upon others like us is the one aim that today animates A.A.'s all around the globe.


89.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon others, unhappiness follows.  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Every time a person imposes his instincts unreasonably upon others, unhappiness follows.


90.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon others which cannot be met without ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts.


91.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... upon our alcoholic readers as it has ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.39  
This is a point we wish to emphasize and re-emphasize, to smash home upon our alcoholic readers as it has been revealed to us out of bitter experience.


92.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon our assistance rather than upon God.  BB Working With Others, p.98  
The minute we put our work on a service plane, the alcoholic commences to rely upon our assistance rather than upon God.


93.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... upon our constant thought of others and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.


94.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... upon our Creator.  BB How It Works, p.68  
We never apologize to anyone for depending upon our Creator.


95.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon ourselves or upon others which cannot ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Pride lures us into making demands upon ourselves or upon others which cannot be met without perverting or misusing our God-given instincts.


96.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We now clearly see that we have been making unreasonable demands upon ourselves, upon others, and upon God.


97.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon people.  BB Working With Others, pp.99-100  
Remind the prospect that his recovery is not dependent upon people.


98.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon people is unsuccessful because all people ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
We had refused to learn the very hard lesson that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let us down, especially when our demands for attention become unreasonable.


99.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon people who happen to be in ...  12&12 Step Four, p.44  
If the pursuit of wealth tramples upon people who happen to be in the way, then anger, jealousy, and revenge are likely to be aroused.


100.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... upon personal relations can deepen our insight.  12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
Calm, thoughtful reflection upon personal relations can deepen our insight.


101.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... upon prayer for guidance in all matters ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
To any questioning or criticism of his actions he instantly proffers his reliance upon prayer for guidance in all matters great or small.


102.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... upon publicized leadership.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Much of the political, economic, and religious life of the world is dependent upon publicized leadership.


103.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon ruling our lives.  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Powerfully, blindly, many times subtly, they drive us, dominate us, and insist upon ruling our lives.


104.
View STEP SIX essay   ... upon self-destruction.  12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Defying their instinctive desire for self-preservation, they seem bent upon self-destruction.


105.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... upon shortsighted or unworthy desires are the ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
We have seen that character defects based upon shortsighted or unworthy desires are the obstacles that block our path toward these objectives.


106.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... upon simple and understandable terms as soon ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.


107.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon Somebody or Something else.  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
Surely he must now depend upon Somebody or Something else.


108.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... upon somebody, usually money-wise.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Time out of mind we've been dependent upon somebody, usually money-wise.


109.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... upon spiritual principles we think we ought ...  BB Into Action, p.83  
Unless one's family expresses a desire to live upon spiritual principles we think we ought not to urge them.


110.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... upon that alone, wouldn't be nearly enough.  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Hence it was most evident that a solitary self-appraisal, and the admission of our defects based upon that alone, wouldn't be nearly enough.


111.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon the assurance that his many troubles, ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He relies upon the assurance that his many troubles, now made more acute because he cannot use alcohol to kill the pain, can be solved, too.


112.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... upon the basis suggested.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
A spiritual experience, he conceded, was absolutely necessary, but the price seemed high upon the basis suggested.


113.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon the charity of passersby.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
But when self-will had driven everybody away and our isolation had become complete, it caused us to play the big shot in cheap barrooms and then fare forth alone on the street to depend upon the charity of passersby.


114.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.122  
All members of the family should meet upon the common ground of tolerance, understanding and love.


115.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... upon the consequences.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37  
We have sometimes reflected more than Jim did upon the consequences.


116.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... upon the dark and negative side of ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
As we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures.


117.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... upon the extent to which he has ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


118.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... upon the lessons of an incredible experience.  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
By faith and by works we have been able to build upon the lessons of an incredible experience.


119.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... upon the principle of attraction rather than ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
We found that we had to rely upon the principle of attraction rather than of promotion.


120.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... upon the problem as a whole.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Though the aggregate of recoveries resulting from psychiatric effort is considerable, we physicians must admit we have made little impression upon the problem as a whole.


121.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon the problems of personal importance, power, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
Let's here take note of our improved outlook upon the problems of personal importance, power, ambition, and leadership.


122.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon the rest.  12&12 Step Three, p.37  
Every such pressure group, if it is strong enough, self-righteously imposes its will upon the rest.


123.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... upon the rest and to punish or ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Doesn't nearly every society on earth give authority to some of its members to impose obedience upon the rest and to punish or expel offenders?


124.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... upon the rest of mankind some millennium ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
Others fell apart because of sheer self-righteousness while trying to enforce upon the rest of mankind some millennium of their own specification.


125.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... upon the sea and ponder what its ...  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.


126.
View STEP NINE essay   ... upon the shoulders of our unsuspecting wife ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
We cannot, for example, unload a detailed account of extramarital adventuring upon the shoulders of our unsuspecting wife or husband.


127.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... upon the Spirit of the Universe, we ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God.


128.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... upon the total problem of several million ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
So far, upon the total problem of several million actual and potential alcoholics in the world, we have made only a scratch.


129.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... upon the well-to-do.  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
I acquired the impeccable coat of tan one sees upon the well-to-do.


130.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... upon them.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
Then there are types entirely normal in every respect except in the effect alcohol has upon them.


131.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon them.  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.


132.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon them far too much.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Either we insist upon dominating the people we know, or we depend upon them far too much.


133.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... upon them, I cannot explain.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.178-179  
Why they should be subjected to the tortures we inflict upon them, I cannot explain.


134.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... upon them that they must do likewise ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others.


135.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   Upon therapy for the alcoholic himself, we ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xxi  
Upon therapy for the alcoholic himself, we surely have no monopoly.


136.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon these as a way of life ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Nothing short of continuous action upon these as a way of life can bring the much-desired result.


137.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... upon these principles, your husband may stop ...  BB To Wives, p.112  
If you act upon these principles, your husband may stop or moderate.


138.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... upon things human, their problems pile up ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.


139.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... upon this foggy scene.  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Once we have a complete willingness to take inventory, and exert ourselves to do the job thoroughly, a wonderful light falls upon this foggy scene.


140.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon this marvel of science, we find ...  12&12 Step Three, p.36  
By so accepting our dependence upon this marvel of science, we find ourselves more independent personally.


141.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... upon this simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
It has been repeatedly proven among us that upon this simple cornerstone a wonderfully effective spiritual structure can be built.(*)


142.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... upon this world of warring individuals, warring ...  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We looked upon this world of warring individuals, warring theological systems, and inexplicable calamity, with deep skepticism.


143.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... upon 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?


144.
View STEP THREE essay   ... upon 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.


145.
View STEP TEN essay   ... upon those we love.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love.


146.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... upon tradition and the A.A. purse for ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
VII. The Charter and Bylaws of the General Service Board are legal instruments, empowering the trustees to manage and conduct world service affairs. The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.


147.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... upon us.  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Since Dr. Silkworth's first endorsement of Alcoholics Anonymous, medical societies and physicians throughout the world have set their approval upon us.


148.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... upon us, and wish to discover what ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Employers learn that great corporations have set their approval upon us, and wish to discover what can be done about alcoholism in their own firms.


149.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... upon us to develop the best possible ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Therefore, a great responsibility fell upon us to develop the best possible public relations policy for Alcoholics Anonymous.


150.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon vain displays of power or glory.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
True leadership, we find, depends upon able example and not upon vain displays of power or glory.


151.
View STEP TWO essay   ... upon what day I came to believe ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now.


152.
View STEP TWO essay   ... upon what occasion or upon what day ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
I can't say upon what occasion or upon what day I came to believe in a Power greater than myself, but I certainly have that belief now.


153.
View STEP ONE essay   ... upon which happy and purposeful lives may ...  12&12 Step One, p.21  
Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.


154.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... upon which its leaders shall serve.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Thus throughout A.A. does the group conscience decree the terms upon which its leaders shall serve.


155.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... upon which many of us came to ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
These were reefs upon which many of us came to shipwreck during our drinking careers.


156.
View FOREWORD   ... upon which success finally depended were the ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


157.
View FOREWORD   ... upon which the Society could be based, ...  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.


158.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon which they can meet.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
The most incompatible people discover they have a basis upon which they can meet.


159.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... upon which we can join in brotherly ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action.


160.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... upon whom she can vent jealousy.  BB Into Action, p.82  
It is better, however, that one does not needlessly name a person upon whom she can vent jealousy.


161.
View STEP TWO essay   ... upon whom we heartily depended, were taken ...  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
Loved ones, upon whom we heartily depended, were taken from us by so-called acts of God.


162.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... upon whose concerted work would depend the ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
Alcoholics Anonymous can be likened to a group of physicians who might find a cure for cancer, and upon whose concerted work would depend the answer for sufferers of this disease.


163.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... upon with great distrust and disfavor by ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Men who had liquor shipped in from Boston or New York by express were looked upon with great distrust and disfavor by most of the good townspeople.


164.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... upon you for money, connections, or shelter.  BB Working With Others, p.96  
Be certain he will be welcomed by your family, and that he is not trying to impose upon you for money, connections, or shelter.


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