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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 FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... body.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.


2.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... body.  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
Doubtless you are curious to discover how and why, in the face of expert opinion to the contrary, we have recovered from a hopeless condition of mind and body.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... body.  BB There Is A Solution, p.23  
Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body.


4.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... body.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Though the family has no religious connections, they may wish to make contact with or take membership in a religious body.


5.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... body and mind which accompany it.  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Talk about the conditions of body and mind which accompany it.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... body are marvelous mechanisms, for mine endured ...  BB Bill's Story, p.6  
The mind and body are marvelous mechanisms, for mine endured this agony two more years.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... body badly burned by alcohol does not ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Now about health: A body badly burned by alcohol does not often recover overnight nor do twisted thinking and depression vanish in a twinkling.


8.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... body can fail its purpose for lack ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
As the body can fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, so can the soul.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... body of an alcoholic and warps his ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The man in the bed was told of the acute poisoning from which he suffered, how it deteriorates the body of an alcoholic and warps his mind.


10.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... body of the alcoholic is quite as ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
In this statement he confirms what we who have suffered alcoholic torture must believe -- that the body of the alcoholic is quite as abnormal as his mind.


11.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... body of the effects of alcohol.  BB To Employers, p.143  
Whatever the method, its object is to thoroughly clear mind and body of the effects of alcohol.


12.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... body politic, which swell into a loud ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
Still more important, murmurs are heard in the body politic, which swell into a loud cry: "Do these oldtimers think they can run this group forever?


13.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... body suffers.  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
When we refuse air, light, or food, the body suffers.


14.
View STEP ONE essay   ... body that insured we would ultimately destroy ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
The tyrant alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us: first we were smitten by an insane urge that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of the body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the process.


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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