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1.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... here.   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
The last three times, I got drunk on the way home from here.


2.
View STEP TWO essay   ... here?"   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Yes, you've got us over the barrel, all right -- but where do we go from here?"


3.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... here?   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
So why don't you move your work in here?


4.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... here.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
They said firmly, "You can't talk like this around here.


5.
View STEP TWO essay   Here's a very large group of people ...   12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Here's a very large group of people who have solved their alcohol problem.


6.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Here again we are presented with the ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Here again we are presented with the temptation to overmanage things, and sometimes this results in rebuffs and other consequences which are hard to take.


7.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... here again, we observe a profound change ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Even among those who occasionally land back in here again, we observe a profound change in personality.


8.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... here and abroad generated a wave of ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
Approving editorials here and abroad generated a wave of confidence in the integrity of Alcoholics Anonymous.


9.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... here and hereafter.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We know that when we turn to Him, all will be well with us, here and hereafter.


10.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... here and now.   BB Bill's Story, p.16  
We have it with us right here and now.


11.
View STEP TWO essay   ... here and now was good enough for ...   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
The here and now was good enough for us.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... here and there if the family is ...   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.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... here and there members had tried to ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
We took this violent new tack because here and there members had tried to make money out of their A.A. connections, and we feared we'd be exploited.


14.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Here and there, once in a while, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences.


15.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... here and with some misgiving, we consented.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Later, he requested the privilege of being allowed to tell his story to other patients here and with some misgiving, we consented.


16.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Here are some of the methods we ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


17.
View TRADITION SIX essay   Here are some of the things we ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Here are some of the things we dreamed.


18.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Here are the steps we took, which ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:


19.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Here are thousands of men and women, ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Here are thousands of men and women, worldly indeed.


20.
View TRADITION THREE essay   Here are two examples:   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Here are two examples:


21.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... here at Philadelphia General are mostly those ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. John F. Stouffer, Chief Psychiatrist, Philadelphia General Hospital, citing his experience with A.A., said: "The alcoholics we get here at Philadelphia General are mostly those who cannot afford private treatment, and A.A. is by far the greatest thing we have been able to offer them.


22.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Here difficulty arises with agnostics.   BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Here difficulty arises with agnostics.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... here, Ed.   BB To Employers, p.147  
After reading this book, a junior executive can go to such a man and say approximately this, "Look here, Ed.


24.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... here eight times in the last six ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
But he's a grand chap when he's sober, though he's been in here eight times in the last six months.


25.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Here, for instance, is a typical example: ...   BB To Employers, p.138  
Here, for instance, is a typical example: An officer of one of the largest banking institutions in America knows I no longer drink.


26.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... here he acquired some ideas which he ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
Many years ago one of the leading contributors to this book came under our care in this hospital and while here he acquired some ideas which he put into practical application at once.


27.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... here's how!"   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
The alcoholic may say to himself in the most casual way, "It won't burn me this time, so here's how!"


28.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... "Here I am."   BB Into Action, p.79  
It would have been impressive heroics if he had walked up to the Judge and said, "Here I am."


29.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... here I was gladly making a five-dollar ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, pp.162-163  
I felt especially virtuous as I thought of all the ex-drunks who wouldn't even send the Foundation a dollar apiece, and here I was gladly making a five-dollar investment to fix a hangover.


30.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... here in this meeting that sometimes the ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
'Bill, haven't you often said right here in this meeting that sometimes the good is the enemy of the best?


31.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Here is a brief account:   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Here is a brief account:


32.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Here is a case in point: One ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Here is a case in point: One of our friends is a heavy smoker and coffee drinker.


33.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... here is a man who at fifty-five ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
But here is a man who at fifty-five years found he was just where he had left off at thirty.


34.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Here is one.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
Here is one.


35.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... here is one place you may require ...   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.


36.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Here is the fellow who has been ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.21  
Here is the fellow who has been puzzling you, especially in his lack of control.


37.
View TRADITION TWO essay   Here is the story in his words.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
Here is the story in his words.


38.
View STEP TEN essay   ... here is to imagine that we had ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
The temptation here is to imagine that we had good motives and reasons when we really didn't.


39.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... here is to try and help me ...   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
"Still dubious, he demanded, 'Do you really mean the only reason you are here is to try and help me and to help yourself?'


40.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Here let us consider one that is ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
Here let us consider one that is a classic.


41.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   "Here lies a Hampshire Grenadier Who caught ...   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
"Here lies a Hampshire Grenadier Who caught his death Drinking cold small beer.


42.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... here, Ma.   BB Into Action, p.82  
To his wife, he remarked, "Don't see anything the matter here, Ma.


43.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... here may be adapted to help the ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
But many of the suggestions given here may be adapted to help the person who lives with a woman alcoholic -- whether she is still drinking or is recovering in A.A.


44.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Here no specific rule can be given.   BB Working With Others, p.90  
Here no specific rule can be given.


45.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... here nothing disturbing to their beliefs or ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Those having religious affiliations will find here nothing disturbing to their beliefs or ceremonies.


46.
View STEP FOUR essay   Here, of course, we have lost all ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Here, of course, we have lost all perspective, and therefore all genuine humility.


47.
View STEP SIX essay   ... here on earth.   12&12 Step Six, p.65  
When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth.


48.
View STEP TWO essay   ... here or hereafter?   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Why should we be bothered with theological abstractions and religious duties, or with the state of our souls here or hereafter?


49.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   Here, principles would have to come before ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Here, principles would have to come before personalities, without exception.


50.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... here sat a miracle directly across the ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Never mind the musty past; here sat a miracle directly across the kitchen table.


51.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... here take note of our improved outlook ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
Let's here take note of our improved outlook upon the problems of personal importance, power, ambition, and leadership.


52.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... here talking religion!'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
You've got a nerve to come in here talking religion!'


53.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Here the temptation is to become rather ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Here the temptation is to become rather possessive of these newcomers.


54.
View STEP SIX essay   Here their powerful instinct to live can ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Here their powerful instinct to live can cooperate fully with their Creator's desire to give them new life.


55.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Here they are:   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Here they are:


56.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... here to consider what humility is and ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Since this Step so specifically concerns itself with humility, we should pause here to consider what humility is and what the practice of it can mean to us.


57.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... here, to do your bidding.   BB Into Action, p.76  
Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding.


58.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... here was a chap absolutely convinced he ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
The story he told is most instructive, for here was a chap absolutely convinced he had to stop drinking, who had no excuse for drinking, who exhibited splendid judgment and determination in all his other concerns, yet was flat on his back nevertheless.


59.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Here was a prospect all right but, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.156  
Here was a prospect all right but, by the description, none too promising.


60.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... here was haven at last.   BB A Vision For You, p.160  
The expression on the faces of the women, that indefinable something in the eyes of the men, the stimulating and electric atmosphere of the place, conspired to let him know that here was haven at last.


61.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Here was love, applause, war; moments sublime ...   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
Here was love, applause, war; moments sublime with intervals hilarious.


62.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Here was something at work in a ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
Here was something at work in a human heart which had done the impossible.


63.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   Here was something rare in the world ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
Here was something rare in the world -- a society which said it wished to publicize its principles and its work, but not its individual members.


64.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Here was the terrible dilemma in which ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Here was the terrible dilemma in which our friend found himself when he had the extraordinary experience, which as we have already told you, made him a free man.


65.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Here was the threat of commitment, the ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
Here was the threat of commitment, the loss of family and position, to say nothing of that intense mental and physical suffering which drinking always caused him.


66.
View TRADITION TWO essay   Here was the true voice, welling up ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.138  
Here was the true voice, welling up out of my friends.


67.
View STEP SIX essay   Here we are not trying to help ...   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Here we are not trying to help those we criticize; we are trying to proclaim our own righteousness.


68.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Here we ask God for inspiration, an ...   BB Into Action, p.86  
Here we ask God for inspiration, an intuitive thought or a decision.


69.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Here we begin to practice all Twelve ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety.


70.
View STEP TEN essay   Here we cast up a balance sheet, ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Here we cast up a balance sheet, crediting ourselves with things well done, and chalking up debits where due.


71.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Here we experience the kind of giving ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we experience the kind of giving that asks no rewards.


72.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Here we find human opinions running to ...   BB How It Works, p.68  
Here we find human opinions running to extremes -- absurd extremes, perhaps.


73.
View STEP TEN essay   Here we need only recognize that we ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


74.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... here we need to fetch ourselves up ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
Right here we need to fetch ourselves up sharply.


75.
View STEP FIVE essay   Here we ought to take much care, ...   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
Here we ought to take much care, remembering that prudence is a virtue which carries a high rating.


76.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Here we turn outward toward our fellow ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress.


77.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Here were three exceptional men lost to ...   BB To Employers, p.137  
Here were three exceptional men lost to this world because I did not understand alcoholism as I do now.


78.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... here when I say that what you ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
But I think I speak for everyone here when I say that what you now propose bothers us an awful lot more.'


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