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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
  ... admission, A.A.'s other group received into its ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.143
Not long after the man with the double stigma knocked for admission, A.A.'s other group received into its membership a salesman we shall call Ed.


2.
  ... admission and correction of errors now.  12&12 Step Ten, p.89
It requires an admission and correction of errors now.


3.
  ... admission, he is faced with something really ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25
But now, still smarting from that admission, he is faced with something really impossible.


4.
  ... admission into a new life.  12&12 Step Seven, p.75
In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life.


5.
  ... admission of alcoholism and by attendance at ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39
More sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life.


6.
  ... admission of defects, few could stay sober.  12&12 Contents (Step Five), p.6
Without fearless admission of defects, few could stay sober.


7.
  ... admission of hopelessness.  12&12 Step One, p.23
Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed because they could not make the admission of hopelessness.


8.
  ... admission of our defects.  12&12 Step Nine, p.84
At this first sitting, it is necessary only that we make a general admission of our defects.


9.
  ... admission of our defects based upon that ...  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.


10.
  ... admission of our defects to another human ...  12&12 Step Five, p.56
Most of us would declare that without a fearless admission of our defects to another human being we could not stay sober.


11.
  ... admission of our wretched conduct to those ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78
We got a pretty severe shock when we realized that we were preparing to make a face-to-face admission of our wretched conduct to those we had hurt.


12.
  Admission of powerlessness is the first step ...  12&12 Contents (Step One), p.5
Admission of powerlessness is the first step in liberation.


13.
  ... admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his ...  12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


14.
  ... admission price had purchased more than we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75
But this admission price had purchased more than we expected.


15.
  ... admission price to new life.  12&12 Contents (Step Seven), p.7
Pain is the admission price to new life.


16.
  ... admission that our lives have become unmanageable, ...  12&12 Step One, p.23
Since Step One requires an admission that our lives have become unmanageable, how could people such as these take this Step?


17.
  ... admission that when drinking we were sometimes ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55
We search for an easier way -- which usually consists of the general and fairly painless admission that when drinking we were sometimes bad actors.


18.
  ... admission we were powerless over alcohol, can ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.


19.
  ... admission would be helpful.  12&12 Step Ten, p.93
Whenever we fail any of these people, we can promptly admit it -- to ourselves always, and to them also, when the admission would be helpful.


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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