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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 WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... chance.   BB Working With Others, p.96  
He often says that if he had continued to work on them, he might have deprived many others, who have since recovered, of their chance.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... chance.   BB To Employers, p.136  
I had warned him several times that he had but one more chance.


3.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... chance."   BB To Employers, p.138  
He has just returned from a three-months leave of absence, has taken a cure, looks fine, and to clinch the matter, the board of directors told him this was his last chance."


4.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... chance.   BB To Employers, p.138  
He might have a chance.


5.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... chance.   BB To Employers, p.147  
If, on the contrary, you are sure he is doing his utmost, you may wish to give him another chance.


6.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... chance.   BB To Employers, p.148  
If he wants to stop, he should be afforded a real chance.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... chance.   BB To Employers, p.148  
We think we are sensible when we urge that you stop this waste and give your worthwhile man a chance.


8.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... chance.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
But when we are willing to place spiritual growth first -- then and only then do we have a real chance.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... chance for legitimate security and a happy ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
These people often throw to the winds every chance for legitimate security and a happy family life.


10.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... chance for recovery!   BB Into Action, p.73  
Small wonder many in the medical profession have a low opinion of alcoholics and their chance for recovery!


11.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... chance for sobriety that we've had.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
We just want to be sure that you get the same great chance for sobriety that we've had.


12.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... chance for sobriety would be some place ...   BB Working With Others, p.101  
His only chance for sobriety would be some place like the Greenland Ice Cap, and even there an Eskimo might turn up with a bottle of scotch and ruin everything!


13.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... chance from the moment it determined to ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Maybe the society could have survived the abolition controversy, but it didn't have a chance from the moment it determined to reform America's drinking habits.


14.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... chance he can recover by himself.   BB Working With Others, p.92  
But insist that if he is severely afflicted, there may be little chance he can recover by himself.


15.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Well, we surely have a chance if we switch from "two-stepping" to "twelve-stepping," if we are willing to receive that grace of God which can sustain and strengthen us in any catastrophe.


16.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... chance of accomplishing anything useful may be ...   BB To Wives, p.111  
If he gets the idea that you are a nag or a killjoy, your chance of accomplishing anything useful may be zero.


17.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... chance of becoming truly happy.   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too, that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety, they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... chance of being helpful.   BB How It Works, p.67  
If we do, we destroy our chance of being helpful.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... chance of being helpful if you do.   BB Working With Others, p.100  
You may spoil your chance of being helpful if you do.


20.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... chance of getting what we really wanted.   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
With a proper display of honesty and morality, we'd stand a better chance of getting what we really wanted.


21.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... chance of letting self-appointed members present themselves ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
We simply couldn't afford to take the chance of letting self-appointed members present themselves as messiahs representing A.A. before the whole public.


22.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... chance of making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders ...   12&12 Step Five, p.60  
Surely, then, a novice ought not lay himself open to the chance of making foolish, perhaps tragic, blunders in this fashion.


23.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... chance of recovery.   BB To Wives, p.120  
The slightest sign of fear or intolerance may lessen your husband's chance of recovery.


24.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... chance of recovery.   BB To Employers, p.145  
Naturally this sort of thing decreased the man's chance of recovery.


25.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... chance of success.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
If he is a real alcoholic and very far advanced, there is scant chance of success.


26.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... chance of understanding and accepting what we ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, pp.xxvi-xxvii  
More often than not, it is imperative that a man's brain be cleared before he is approached, as he has then a better chance of understanding and accepting what we have to offer.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... chance that the head of the family ...   BB Working With Others, p.97  
Should they accept and practice spiritual principles, there is a much better chance that the head of the family will recover.


28.
View STEP NINE essay   ... chance to right a serious wrong.   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or we may just procrastinate, telling ourselves the time is not yet, when in reality we have already passed up many a fine chance to right a serious wrong.


29.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... chance to think it over.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Give him a chance to think it over.


30.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... chance to try our method, unless the ...   BB To Wives, p.114  
If he is already committed to an institution, but can convince you and your doctor that he means business, give him a chance to try our method, unless the doctor thinks his mental condition too abnormal or dangerous.


31.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... chance vanished.   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Then I went on a prodigious bender, and that chance vanished.


32.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... chance was sometimes to pronounce his death ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
At last experience taught us that to take away any alcoholic's full chance was sometimes to pronounce his death sentence, and often to condemn him to endless misery.


33.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... chance we were given the power to ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
It is not by chance we were given the power to reason, to examine the evidence of our senses, and to draw conclusions.


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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