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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 INTO ACTION chapter   ... use.  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.


2.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... use.  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Hopelessness was written large on the man's face as he replied, "Oh, but that's no use.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... use a combination of high-powered sedative and ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
As matters grow worse, he begins to use a combination of high-powered sedative and liquor to quiet his nerves so he can go to work.


4.
View STEP NINE essay   ... use a little more discretion than we ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
But even in these cases, we may need to use a little more discretion than we did with the family.


5.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... use alcohol in any form at all; ...  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.


6.
View STEP THREE essay   ... use alcohol to kill the pain, can ...  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.


7.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... use anyhow?"  BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
Or "What's the use anyhow?"


8.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... use arousing any prejudice he may have ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
There is no use arousing any prejudice he may have against certain theological terms and conceptions about which he may already be confused.


9.
View CONTENTS   ... use by practice of Steps.  12&12 Contents (Step Twelve), p.9  
Monotony, pain and calamity turned to good use by practice of Steps.


10.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... use by those who keep on trying ...  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.


11.
View STEP TEN essay   ... use, day by day, in fair weather ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
But when we approach Step Ten we commence to put our A.A. way of living to practical use, day by day, in fair weather or foul.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... use discretion.  BB Working With Others, p.96  
But be sure you use discretion.


13.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... use everyday language to describe spiritual principles.  BB Working With Others, p.93  
When dealing with such a person, you had better use everyday language to describe spiritual principles.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... use for others.  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Suppose we tell you some of the obstacles a family will meet; suppose we suggest how they may be avoided -- even converted to good use for others.


15.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... use if our attitude is one of ...  BB Working With Others, p.103  
Some day we hope that Alcoholics Anonymous will help the public to a better realization of the gravity of the alcoholic problem, but we shall be of little use if our attitude is one of bitterness or hostility.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... use it.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
We have been talking about problems because we are problem people who have found a way up and out, and who wish to share our knowledge of that way with all who can use it.


17.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... use it, entirely dependable, though it emanate ...  BB We Agnostics, p.54  
Neither is reason, as most of us use it, entirely dependable, though it emanate from our best minds.


18.
View STEP THREE essay   ... use it rightly.  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
It is when we try to make our will conform with God's that we begin to use it rightly.


19.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... use of a large expense account.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
At the end of it, my reports to Wall Street procured me a position there and the use of a large expense account.


20.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... use of his services with other employees ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


21.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... use of it.  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... use of meditation and prayer, we found, ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
The persistent use of meditation and prayer, we found, did open the channel so that where there had been a trickle, there now was a river which led to sure power and safe guidance from God as we were increasingly better able to understand Him.


23.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... use of names or pictures, the result ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Provided anonymity was maintained on these platforms, and reporters present were cautioned against the use of names or pictures, the result was fine.


24.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... use of old trunks and chests, the ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I also made use of old trunks and chests, the old can container, and even the ash container.


25.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... use of our experience, we are sure ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Should you wish them above all else, and be willing to make use of our experience, we are sure they will come.


26.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... use of prayer would no more do ...  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.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... use of spiritual principles in such cases ...  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
The use of spiritual principles in such cases was not so well understood as it is now.


28.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... use of spiritual principles unless we accepted ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe.


29.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... use of sweets was often helpful, of ...  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.


30.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... use of the book alone.  BB To Employers, p.144  
Meanwhile, we are sure a great deal can be accomplished by the use of the book alone.


31.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... use of the will.  BB Into Action, p.85  
It is the proper use of the will.


32.
View APPENDIX V, The Religious View on AA   ... use of them.  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572  
There is something spiritual about an art museum or a symphony, and the Catholic Church approves of our use of them.


33.
View STEP SIX essay   ... use of this Step on problems other ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


34.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... use of what they offer.  BB Into Action, p.87  
Make use of what they offer.


35.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... use on others.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to see that when we harbored grudges and planned revenge for such defeats, we were really beating ourselves with the club of anger we had intended to use on others.


36.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... use our member's full name in all ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
The association wanted to use our member's full name in all its advertising; he was to be described both as its director of publicity and as a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.


37.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... use that as an excuse to drink ...  BB To Wives, p.111  
He will use that as an excuse to drink more.


38.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... use the A.A. name.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
Hence such facilities ought not to use the A.A. name.


39.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... use the A.A. name.  12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
Hence such facilities ought not to use the A.A. name.


40.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... use the name Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
In former days, the moment an A.A. hired out to such enterprises, he was immediately tempted to use the name Alcoholics Anonymous for publicity or money-raising purposes.


41.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... use the resources of radio, press, and ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
Of course, they would use the resources of radio, press, and films to make their point.


42.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... use, the revolution is on.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
They rush from crisis to crisis and from member to member, pleading; but it's no use, the revolution is on.


43.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... use the society for their own purposes.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Instead, the Washingtonians permitted politicians and reformers, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, to use the society for their own purposes.


44.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... use this as a mere excuse to ...  BB Into Action, p.75  
But we must not use this as a mere excuse to postpone.


45.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... use this as a reason for promiscuity?  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
If there was rejection or coldness at home, did I use this as a reason for promiscuity?


46.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... use this as an excuse for shying ...  BB Into Action, p.77  
We don't use this as an excuse for shying away from the subject of God.


47.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... use this chapter as a club over ...  BB To Wives, p.108  
An alcoholic of this temperament may be quick to use this chapter as a club over your head.


48.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... use to A.A. should be separately incorporated ...  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


49.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... use to A.A. should be separately incorporated ...  12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
We think, therefore, that any considerable property of genuine use to A.A. should be separately incorporated and managed, thus dividing the material from the spiritual.


50.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... use to argue and only makes the ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
It is of little use to argue and only makes the impasse worse.


51.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... use today.  BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
On the next page, A.A.'s "12 Traditions" are seen in their so-called "short form" the form in general use today.


52.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... use, without a reasonable assumption as a ...  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Simply because it is impossible to explain what we see, feel, direct, and use, without a reasonable assumption as a starting point.


53.
View TO WIVES chapter   Use your energies to promote a better ...  BB To Wives, p.115  
Use your energies to promote a better understanding all around.


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