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


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1.
  ... effective.  BB There Is A Solution, pp.18-19
That the man who is making the approach has had the same difficulty, that he obviously knows what he is talking about, that his whole deportment shouts at the new prospect that he is a man with a real answer, that he has no attitude of Holier Than Thou, nothing whatever except the sincere desire to be helpful; that there are no fees to pay, no axes to grind, no people to please, no lectures to be endured -- these are the conditions we have found most effective.


2.
  ... effective conscience of our whole Society in ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574
II. The General Service Conference of A.A. has become, for nearly every practical purpose, the active voice and the effective conscience of our whole Society in its world affairs.


3.
  ... effective, how to do the most good ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178
Let it be noted, too, that they were almost always concerned with ways to make A.A. more effective, how to do the most good for the most alcoholics.


4.
  ... effective leadership, we should endow each element ...  BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574
III. To insure effective leadership, we should endow each element of A.A. -- the Conference, the General Service Board and its service corporations, staffs, committees, and executives -- with a traditional "Right of Decision."


5.
  ... effective living for many, alcoholic or not.  12&12 Foreword, p.16
They see in them a way to happy and effective living for many, alcoholic or not.


6.
  ... effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.135
Though he is now a most effective member of Alcoholics Anonymous, he still smokes and drinks coffee, but neither his wife nor anyone else stands in judgment.


7.
  ... effective mental defense against the first drink.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43
Once more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink.


8.
  ... effective part in the new life.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131
At the very beginning, the couple ought to frankly face the fact that each will have to yield here and there if the family is going to play an effective part in the new life.


9.
  ... effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.25
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


10.
  ... effective spiritual structure can be built.(*)  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.(*)


11.
  ... effective therapy."  BB Appendix V, The Religious View on A.A., p.572
This self-insurance has resulted in the restoration of physical, mental and spiritual health and self-respect to hundreds of men and women who would be hopelessly down and out without its unique but effective therapy."


12.
  ... effective thought during the period of premeditation ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.37
We now see that when we began to drink deliberately, instead of casually, there was little serious or effective thought during the period of premeditation of what the terrific consequences might be.


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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