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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 HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... got.  BB How It Works, p.66  
To conclude that others were wrong was as far as most of us ever got.


2.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... got.  BB How It Works, p.66  
But the more we fought and tried to have our own way, the worse matters got.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... got.  BB A Vision For You, p.164  
But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven't got.


4.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... got.  12&12 Step Five, p.61  
No one ought to say the A.A. program requires no willpower; here is one place you may require all you've got.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... got a corker.  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
She replied, "Yes, we've got a corker.


6.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... got a divorce and took the children ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
Perhaps at this point we got a divorce and took the children home to father and mother.


7.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... got a nerve to come in here ...  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
You've got a nerve to come in here talking religion!'


8.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... got a pretty severe shock when we ...  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.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... got a promising business opportunity.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Then I got a promising business opportunity.


10.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... got a sales job which took him ...  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Quite a while later, Ed got a sales job which took him out of town.


11.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... got along fine.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
From there on we got along fine.


12.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... got an order for his arrest.  BB Into Action, p.79  
She went to court and got an order for his arrest.


13.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... got bad and people began to cut ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
Even before our drinking got bad and people began to cut us off, nearly all of us suffered the feeling that we didn't quite belong.


14.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... got closer together.  BB To Wives, p.106  
We began to ask medical advice as the sprees got closer together.


15.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... got dark enough.  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.


16.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... got distressingly drunk and let their groups ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Sometimes, they got distressingly drunk and let their groups down with a bang.


17.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... got disturbed.  BB To Wives, p.118  
I'm sorry I got disturbed.


18.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... got drunk.  BB Into Action, pp.72-73  
Almost invariably they got drunk.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... got drunk.  BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
He got drunk.


20.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... got drunk again.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Yet he got drunk again.


21.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... got drunk again immediately?  BB To Wives, pp.107-108  
Why was it, when these dangers were pointed out that they agreed, and then got drunk again immediately?


22.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... got drunk on beer.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
It was harmless; nobody ever got drunk on beer.


23.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... got drunk on the way home from ...  BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The last three times, I got drunk on the way home from here.


24.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... got drunk, or was lured into using ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
If even one publicly got drunk, or was lured into using A.A.'s name for his own purposes, the damage might be irreparable.


25.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... got folding money in those days.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.163  
Hats never got folding money in those days.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... got him strapped down tight.(*)  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Understand he was once a well-known lawyer in town, but just now we've got him strapped down tight.(*)


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... got in touch with a prominent psychiatrist ...  BB A Vision For You, p.163  
He got in touch with a prominent psychiatrist who had undertaken certain responsibilities for the mental health of the community.


28.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... got into circulation outside of A.A., the ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
When such stories got into circulation outside of A.A., the loss of confidence in our anonymity promise was severe.


29.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... got into the fellow.  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Disappointed but curious, I wondered what had got into the fellow.


30.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... got it.  BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He begged the doctor to tell him the whole truth, and he got it.


31.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... got me home and to bed, gave ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
He came and got me home and to bed, gave me a few drinks that night, and one bottle of beer the next morning.


32.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... got mighty sore about it.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
I got mighty sore about it.


33.
View STEP SIX essay   ... got no place with my alcoholism.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Change of scene, the best efforts of family, friends, doctors, and clergymen got no place with my alcoholism.


34.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... got none at all.  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
We had to drink because at home we were smothered with love or got none at all.


35.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... got on the phone.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Then he got on the phone.


36.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... got on the world wires; inquiries poured ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
News of this got on the world wires; inquiries poured in again and many people went to the bookstores to get the book "Alcoholics Anonymous."


37.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... got, or can we get, the resources ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
Have we alcoholics in A.A. got, or can we get, the resources to meet these calamities which come to so many?


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... got out from under.  BB A Vision For You, p.152  
We have shown how we got out from under.


39.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... got over your drinking.  BB To Employers, p.148  
He remarked: "I'm mighty glad you fellows got over your drinking.


40.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... got rapidly worse.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
After three years of this, I wound up in the local hospital where they attempted to help me, but I would get my friends to smuggle me a quart, or I would steal the alcohol about the building, so that I got rapidly worse.


41.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... got religion."  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Simply, but smilingly, he said, "I've got religion."


42.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... got sober at once and remained that ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Of alcoholics who came to A.A. and really tried, 50% got sober at once and remained that way; 25% sobered up after some relapses, and among the remainder, those who stayed on with A.A. showed improvement.


43.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


44.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... got the cart before the horse; we ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.114  
If we place instincts first, we have got the cart before the horse; we shall be pulled backward into disillusionment.


45.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... got the fog out of my brain, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
When I got the fog out of my brain, I decided that quitting school was very foolish and that I had better return and continue my work.


46.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... got the point.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
Then they got the point.


47.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... got the "spiritual angle," and who still ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


48.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... got the word 'spiritual' out of my ...  12&12 Tradition Five, pp.152-153  
I'd no sooner got the word 'spiritual' out of my mouth than he pounced.


49.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... got this all down on paper and ...  BB How It Works, p.69  
We got this all down on paper and looked at it.


50.
View STEP TWO essay   ... got through with room to spare."  12&12 Step Two, p.26  
So did a friend of mine who was a one-time vice-president of the American Atheist Society, but he got through with room to spare."


51.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... got tight every night nevertheless.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.178  
I gave the matter much time and study for the next two and a half years, but I still got tight every night nevertheless.


52.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... got tight ourselves -- the drunk to end ...  BB To Wives, p.106  
In desperation, we have even got tight ourselves -- the drunk to end all drunks.


53.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... got tight that night, stayed sober Monday ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I got tight that night, stayed sober Monday till after the dinner, and then proceeded to get tight again.


54.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... got to be routine.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
"Bathtub" gin, two bottles a day, and often three, got to be routine.


55.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... got up and made an explanation.  BB Into Action, p.80  
After the sermon, he quietly got up and made an explanation.


56.
View STEP TWO essay   ... got us down.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
But it was the morality of the religionists themselves that really got us down.


57.
View STEP TWO essay   ... got us over the barrel, all right ...  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Yes, you've got us over the barrel, all right -- but where do we go from here?"


58.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... got well.  BB Working With Others, pp.92-93  
Even though your protégé may not have entirely admitted his condition, he has become very curious to know how you got well.


59.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... got well.  BB To Wives, p.110  
Yet they got well.


60.
View STEP ONE essay   ... got well.  12&12 Step One, p.22  
But a few did, and when these laid hold of A.A. principles with all the fervor with which the drowning seize life preservers, they almost invariably got well.


61.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... got won't run on ethics only; it ...  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
Sure, it's ethical, but what we've got won't run on ethics only; it has to be better.


62.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... got worse.  BB Bill's Story, p.5  
Gradually things got worse.


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