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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 TO WIVES chapter   ... used.  BB To Wives, p.110  
Some, but not all of us, think it has its advantages when reasonably used.


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... used a great deal more hard liquor ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.174  
This had little effect however for I kept on drinking and used a great deal more hard liquor than in former years.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... used also to put it up in ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
I used also to put it up in four ounce bottles and stick several in my stocking tops.


4.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... used, because that looked too easy.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
The water tank on the toilet I never used, because that looked too easy.


5.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... used by Al-Anon Family Groups. Not a ...  12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
(*) In adapted form, the Steps are also used by Al-Anon Family Groups. Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking). Its headquarters address is 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617.


6.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... used his own wrong-doing as a means ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He thus used his own wrong-doing as a means of destroying the reputation of another.


7.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... used lightly or selfishly nor to be ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
We remembered always that our sex powers were God-given and therefore good, neither to be used lightly or selfishly nor to be despised and loathed.


8.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... used many times in this book which, ...  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.


9.
View PREFACE   ... used now.  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.


10.
View STEP TWO essay   ... used our education to blow ourselves up ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
We used our education to blow ourselves up into prideful balloons, though we were careful to hide this from others.


11.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... used our imagination.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
Perhaps our trouble was not that we used our imagination.


12.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... used our own conception, however limited it ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
So we used our own conception, however limited it was.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... used politically.  BB To Employers, p.145  
But sometimes our drinking will be used politically.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... used the incident as a basis for ...  BB Into Action, p.80  
He subsequently denied having received the money and used the incident as a basis for discrediting the man.


15.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... used their shortcomings as a basis of ...  BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Instead, we looked at the human defects of these people, and sometimes used their shortcomings as a basis of wholesale condemnation.


16.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... used to amuse ourselves by cynically dissecting ...  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We used to amuse ourselves by cynically dissecting spiritual beliefs and practices when we might have observed that many spiritually-minded persons of all races, colors, and creeds were demonstrating a degree of stability, happiness and usefulness which we should have sought ourselves.


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... used to baffle us.  BB Into Action, p.84  
We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... used to be like, what happened, and ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now.


19.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... used to be strong for the church, ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
He interrupted: "I used to be strong for the church, but that won't fix it.


20.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... used to be the hunch or the ...  BB Into Action, p.87  
What used to be the hunch or the occasional inspiration gradually becomes a working part of the mind.


21.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... used to bring on!  BB We Agnostics, p.54  
What a state of mental goose-flesh that used to bring on!


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... used to get terribly upset when I ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
I used to get terribly upset when I saw my friends drink and knew I could not, but I schooled myself to believe that though I once had the same privilege, I had abused it so frightfully that it was withdrawn.


23.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... used to have before he drank so ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They expect him to give them the nice times they used to have before he drank so much, and to show his contrition for what they suffered.


24.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... used to have no reasonable conception whatever.  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
Actually, we used to have no reasonable conception whatever.


25.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... used to make back in the 1920's.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Handing it to me, he continued, 'This shows the kind of money the hospital used to make back in the 1920's.


26.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... used to promise my wife, my friends, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
I used to promise my wife, my friends, and my children that I would drink no more -- promises which seldom kept me sober even through the day, though I was very sincere when I made them.


27.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... used to put eight or twelve ounce ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
I used to put eight or twelve ounce bottles of alcohol in a fur lined glove and toss it onto the back airing porch when winter days got dark enough.


28.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... used to set by imagination as it ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.100  
When such thoughts break in, we might recall, a little ruefully, how much store we used to set by imagination as it tried to create reality out of bottles.


29.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... used to that quite quickly.  12&12 Step Five, pp.59-60  
Though we may at first be startled to realize that God knows all about us, we are apt to get used to that quite quickly.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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