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1.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many.  BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
There are many.


2.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many?  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?


3.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... many?"  12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Shouldn't we sacrifice this one for the sake of the many?"


4.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many a day.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
That was the last honest manual labor on my part for many a day.


5.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Many a distracted wife has visited this ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a distracted wife has visited this house to find loving and understanding companionship among women who knew her problem, to hear from the lips of their husbands what had happened to them, to be advised how her own wayward mate might be hospitalized and approached when next he stumbled.


6.
View STEP NINE essay   ... many a fine chance to right a ...  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.


7.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... many a heartbreak if you can succeed ...  BB To Wives, p.111  
We know these suggestions are sometimes difficult to follow, but you will save many a heartbreak if you can succeed in observing them.


8.
View STEP TWO essay   Many a man like you has begun ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
Many a man like you has begun to solve the problem by the method of substitution.


9.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Many a man, yet dazed from his ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many a man, yet dazed from his hospital experience, has stepped over the threshold of that home into freedom.


10.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   Many a new man and woman came ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Many a new man and woman came to A.A. because of such conversations.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
He may bring new hope and new courage to many a priest, minister, or rabbi, who gives his all to minister to our troubled world.


12.
View STEP NINE essay   Many a razor-edged question can arise in ...  12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Many a razor-edged question can arise in other departments of life where this same principle is involved.


13.
View STEP THREE essay   ... many a rebellious alcoholic to conclude that ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
This very form of faulty dependence has caused many a rebellious alcoholic to conclude that dependence of any sort must be intolerably damaging.


14.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... many A.A.'s at first try to bypass ...  12&12 Step Five, p.55  
So intense, though, is our fear and reluctance to do this, that many A.A.'s at first try to bypass Step Five.


15.
View STEP TWO essay   ... many A.A.'s can say, "Yes, we were ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
To these, many A.A.'s can say, "Yes, we were like you -- far too smart for our own good.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many A.A. friends, these so-called loners tell ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
Surrounded by so many A.A. friends, these so-called loners tell us they no longer feel alone.


17.
View STEP TEN essay   Many A.A.'s go in for annual or ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Many A.A.'s go in for annual or semiannual housecleanings.


18.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many A.A. members who, for a variety ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
And what can be said of many A.A. members who, for a variety of reasons, cannot have a family life?


19.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many actual or potential alcoholics.  BB To Employers, p.149  
That company may harbor many actual or potential alcoholics.


20.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many alcoholic men and women, desperately in ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
Our hope is that many alcoholic men and women, desperately in need, will see these pages, and we believe that it is only by fully disclosing ourselves and our problems that they will be persuaded to say, "Yes, I am one of them too; I must have this thing."


21.
View FOREWORD   ... 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.


22.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Many alcoholics are enthusiasts.  BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Many alcoholics are enthusiasts.


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many alcoholics, being warped and drugged, do ...  BB To Employers, p.142  
You ask, because many alcoholics, being warped and drugged, do not want to quit.


24.
View INTRODUCTION   ... many alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong ...  12&12 Introduction, p.14  
However, because the book has helped so many alcoholics find recovery, there exists strong sentiment within the Fellowship against any change to it.


25.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Though it was not our intention to create such an impression, many alcoholics have nevertheless concluded that in order to recover they must acquire an immediate and overwhelming "God-consciousness" followed at once by a vast change in feeling and outlook.


26.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... many alcoholics on the theory that only ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Prior to his journey to Akron, the broker had worked hard with many alcoholics on the theory that only an alcoholic could help an alcoholic, but he had succeeded only in keeping sober himself.


27.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many alcoholics that they place us in ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
By a great deal of ardent Twelfth Step work we sometimes carry the message to so many alcoholics that they place us in a position of trust.


28.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many alcoholics who have recovered in A.A., ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
And if these are facts of life for the many alcoholics who have recovered in A.A., they can become the facts of life for many more.


29.
View STEP FIVE essay   Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic, ...  12&12 Step Five, p.62  
Many an A.A., once agnostic or atheistic, tells us that it was during this stage of Step Five that he first actually felt the presence of God.


30.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... many an A.A. to stop working on ...  12&12 Tradition Nine, p.173  
Committees have instructed many an A.A. to stop working on a chronic backslider, only to be told: "How I do my Twelfth Step work is my business.


31.
View STEP TWO essay   ... many an alcoholic.  12&12 Step Two, p.31  
"As psychiatrists have often observed, defiance is the outstanding characteristic of many an alcoholic.


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Many an alcoholic who entered there came ...  BB A Vision For You, p.160  
Many an alcoholic who entered there came away with an answer.


33.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... many an evening.  BB To Wives, p.105  
Our homes have been battle-grounds many an evening.


34.
View STEP TEN essay   ... many, and can continue to fear or ...  12&12 Step Ten, pp.92-93  
The idea that we can be possessively loving of a few, can ignore the many, and can continue to fear or hate anybody, has to be abandoned, if only a little at a time.


35.
View STEP SIX essay   ... many another pleasant rationalization.  12&12 Step Six, p.69  
Such a bluffing of oneself will have to go the way of many another pleasant rationalization.


36.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... many are doomed who never realize their ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
Explain that many are doomed who never realize their predicament.


37.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... many articles of faith which are so ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
But I cannot accept as surely true the many articles of faith which are so plain to him."


38.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... many avenues of escape.  BB A Vision For You, p.155  
He had a desperate desire to stop, but saw no way out, for he had earnestly tried many avenues of escape.


39.
View CONTENTS   ... many badly.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Five), p.10  
Better do one thing well than many badly.


40.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... many badly.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
"Shoemaker, stick to thy last!" ... better do one thing supremely well than many badly.


41.
View STEP TWO essay   ... many 'believers' even in their Sunday best.  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
We gloated over the hypocrisy, bigotry, and crushing self-righteousness that clung to so many 'believers' even in their Sunday best.


42.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... many busybody cooks spoil the broth.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
Whereupon we tried A.A. hospitals -- they all bogged down because you cannot put an A.A. group into business; too many busybody cooks spoil the broth.


43.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many cases where this difficulty lasted long.  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
We do not know of many cases where this difficulty lasted long.


44.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... many cities and hamlets, we reenacted the ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.131  
Countless times, in as many cities and hamlets, we reenacted the story of Eddie Rickenbacker and his courageous company when their plane crashed in the Pacific.


45.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Many could recover if they had the ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Many could recover if they had the opportunity we have enjoyed.


46.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many definitions of spiritual awakening as there ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.106  
Maybe there are as many definitions of spiritual awakening as there are people who have had them.


47.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... many despairing alcoholics as they could.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
The A.A. groups would have to reach quickly as many despairing alcoholics as they could.


48.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... many different forms.  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


49.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... many different lifestyles, just as the program ...  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


50.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... many different nationalities.  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
The basic principles of the A.A. program, it appears, hold good for individuals with many different lifestyles, just as the program has brought recovery to those of many different nationalities.


51.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many do, and the phenomenon of craving ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again.


52.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
Many do not comprehend that the alcoholic is a very sick person.


53.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Many doctors and psychiatrists agree with our ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Many doctors and psychiatrists agree with our conclusions.


54.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many doctors who had the opportunity of ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
One of the many doctors who had the opportunity of reading this book in manuscript form told us that the use of sweets was often helpful, of course depending upon a doctor's advice.


55.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... many drinks that they spoiled the occasion.  BB To Wives, p.105  
When we were invited out, our husbands sneaked so many drinks that they spoiled the occasion.


56.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... many eastern cities.  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Under only slightly different conditions, the same thing is taking place in many eastern cities.


57.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many employers nowadays, we think of one ...  BB To Employers, p.136  
Among many employers nowadays, we think of one member who has spent much of his life in the world of big business.


58.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... many failures, but there was an occasional ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
There were many failures, but there was an occasional heartening success.


59.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many fast friends and a fellowship has ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part.


60.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many friends.  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
I was finished and so were many friends.


61.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... many groups began to hold meetings which ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Consequently, many groups began to hold meetings which were open to interested friends and the public, so that the average citizen could see for himself just what A.A. was all about.


62.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... many have come to believe that a ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
The immense resources now being harnessed promise such a quantity of material blessings that many have come to believe that a man-made millennium lies just ahead.


63.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... many helpful books also.  BB Into Action, p.87  
There are many helpful books also.


64.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... many homes this is a difficult thing ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
In many homes this is a difficult thing to do, but it must be done if any results are to be expected.


65.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... many hundreds.(*)  BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Being a large place, we think that some day its Fellowship will number many hundreds.(*)


66.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... many hundreds of people are able to ...  BB We Agnostics, p.51  
When many hundreds of people are able to say that the consciousness of the Presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.


67.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... many, if not all, of the traits ...  BB Working With Others, p.92  
You will soon have your friend admitting he has many, if not all, of the traits of the alcoholic.


68.
View STEP TWO essay   ... many in A.A. who once thought as ...  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
We found many in A.A. who once thought as we did.


69.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... many in the medical profession have a ...  BB Into Action, p.73  
Small wonder many in the medical profession have a low opinion of alcoholics and their chance for recovery!


70.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... many in their teens.  BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Seven percent of the A.A.'s surveyed are less than 30 years of age -- among them, many in their teens.


71.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many individuals the methods which I employed ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
With many individuals the methods which I employed are successful, but I have never been successful with an alcoholic of your description."(*)


72.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... many individuals who claimed to be godly.  BB We Agnostics, p.46  
We looked askance at many individuals who claimed to be godly.


73.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... many instances we are really dealing with ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.78  
In many instances we are really dealing with fellow sufferers, people whose woes we have increased.


74.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... many instances we shall find that though ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has.


75.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many, it is still Twelfth Step work.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Whether our audience is one or many, it is still Twelfth Step work.


76.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... many knew of his drinking.  BB A Vision For You, p.156  
He found himself surprisingly well received, and learned that many knew of his drinking.


77.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... many languages and dialects.  BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Literature has played a major role in A.A.'s growth, and a striking phenomenon of the past quarter-century has been the explosion of translations of our basic literature into many languages and dialects.


78.
View STEP ONE essay   Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but ...  12&12 Step One, p.23  
Many less desperate alcoholics tried A.A., but did not succeed because they could not make the admission of hopelessness.


79.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... many liabilities, great and small, we never ...  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Possibly, too, we were still handicapped by many liabilities, great and small, we never knew we had.


80.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many matters.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.131-132  
Being possessed of a spiritual experience, the alcoholic will find he has much in common with these people, though he may differ with them on many matters.


81.
View STEP TWO essay   ... many members who have crossed the threshold ...  12&12 Step Two, p.27  
You will find many members who have crossed the threshold just this way.


82.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... many membership rules.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
"At one time," he says, "every A.A. group had many membership rules.


83.
View STEP SIX essay   ... many men and women speak love with ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
But how many men and women speak love with their lips, and believe what they say, so that they can hide lust in a dark corner of their minds?


84.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many men who had, for example, worked ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
I have had many men who had, for example, worked a period of months on some problem or business deal which was to be settled on a certain date, favorably to them.


85.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many men who have such experiences.  BB Bill's Story, p.14  
The good doctor now sees many men who have such experiences.


86.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many men who want to stop, and ...  BB To Employers, p.141  
But there are many men who want to stop, and with them you can go far.


87.
View TRADITION ONE essay   ... many minds all this liberty for the ...  12&12 Tradition One, p.129  
To many minds all this liberty for the individual spells sheer anarchy.


88.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many more.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
And if these are facts of life for the many alcoholics who have recovered in A.A., they can become the facts of life for many more.


89.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many more reasons later on.  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I discovered many more reasons later on.


90.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   Many mornings I have gone to classes, ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
Many mornings I have gone to classes, and even though fully prepared, would turn and walk back to the fraternity house because of my jitters, not daring to enter the classroom for fear of making a scene should I be called on for recitation.


91.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... many nights' sleep, great interference with your ...  BB Working With Others, p.97  
It may mean the loss of many nights' sleep, great interference with your pleasures, interruptions to your business.


92.
View FOREWORD   ... many of A.A.'s friends that these pieces ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Though the essays which follow were written mainly for members, it is thought by many of A.A.'s friends that these pieces might arouse interest and find application outside A.A. itself.


93.
View TO WIVES chapter   Many of Alcoholics Anonymous were like that.  BB To Wives, p.113  
Many of Alcoholics Anonymous were like that.


94.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... many of his friends to which he ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
In the spring of 1940, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. gave a dinner for many of his friends to which he invited A.A. members to tell their stories.


95.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many of its occupations are represented, as ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds.


96.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   Many of our friends encourage us by ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Many of our friends encourage us by saying that this is but a beginning, only the augury of a much larger future ahead.


97.
View TO WIVES chapter   Many of our husbands were just as ...  BB To Wives, p.110  
Many of our husbands were just as far gone.


98.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... many of our men, it is by ...  BB To Wives, p.120  
Though it is infinitely better that he have no relapse at all, as has been true with many of our men, it is by no means a bad thing in some cases.


99.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... many of the old pangs of anxious ...  12&12 Step Five, p.57  
But we soon discovered that while we weren't alone any more in a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious apartness.


100.
View TO WIVES chapter   Many of the old problems will still ...  BB To Wives, p.117  
Many of the old problems will still be with you.


101.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... many of the questions posed, because they ...  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Some will object to many of the questions posed, because they think their own character defects have not been so glaring.


102.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... many of the suggestions given here may ...  BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
(*) Written in 1939, when there were few women in A.A., this chapter assumes that the alcoholic in the home is likely to be the husband. 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. A further source of help is noted on page 121.


103.
View STEP THREE essay   ... many of them.  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
We have experienced many of them.


104.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many of them are amazing.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
The cases we have followed through have been most interesting; in fact, many of them are amazing.


105.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... many of them can do it, because ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.33  
We doubt if many of them can do it, because none will really want to stop, and hardly one of them, because of the peculiar mental twist already acquired, will find he can win out.


106.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... many of them do recover if they ...  BB How It Works, p.58  
There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.


107.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
In all these strivings, so many of them well-intentioned, our crippling handicap had been our lack of humility.


108.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... many of these defects, even though such ...  12&12 Step Four, p.47  
First of all, we had to admit that we had many of these defects, even though such disclosures were painful and humiliating.


109.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many of these feel lonely, hurt, and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
At first many of these feel lonely, hurt, and left out as they witness so much domestic happiness about them.


110.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... many of these questions apply to them, ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Businesswomen in A.A. will naturally find that many of these questions apply to them, too.


111.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many of us.  BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
We cannot subscribe to the belief that this life is a vale of tears, though it once was just that for many of us.


112.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many of us.  BB To Employers, p.142  
A firm attitude at this point has helped many of us.


113.
View STEP TEN essay   Many of us also like the experience ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
Many of us also like the experience of an occasional retreat from the outside world where we can quiet down for an undisturbed day or so of self-overhaul and meditation.


114.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many of us an inner strength and ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.116  
These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.


115.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... many of us are apt to regard ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To be sure, we feel it is something that might help us to meet an occasional emergency, but at first many of us are apt to regard it as a somewhat mysterious skill of clergymen, from which we may hope to get a secondhand benefit.


116.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many of us balked -- for the practical ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
At Step Six, many of us balked -- for the practical reason that we did not wish to have all our defects of character removed, because we still loved some of them too much.


117.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many of us came to shipwreck during ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
These were reefs upon which many of us came to shipwreck during our drinking careers.


118.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many of us can be leaders of ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Not many of us can be leaders of prominence, nor do we wish to be.


119.
View STEP TEN essay   ... many of us draw up a balance ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.93  
When evening comes, perhaps just before going to sleep, many of us draw up a balance sheet for the day.


120.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Many of us exclaimed, "What an order!  BB How It Works, p.60  
Many of us exclaimed, "What an order!


121.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Many of us felt that we had ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Many of us felt that we had plenty of character.


122.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Many of us, former patients, go there ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Many of us, former patients, go there to help.


123.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Many of us had moral and philosophical ...  BB How It Works, p.62  
Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to.


124.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... many of us had never attempted.  BB How It Works, pp.63-64  
Next we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted.


125.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   Many of us had strong logic, too, ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
Many of us had strong logic, too, which "proved" there was no God whatever.


126.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Many of us have been so touchy ...  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Many of us have been so touchy that even casual reference to spiritual things made us bristle with antagonism.


127.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Many of us have experienced dad's elation.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Many of us have experienced dad's elation.


128.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Many of us have felt, for the ...  BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Many of us have felt, for the first time, the Presence and Power of God within its walls.


129.
View STEP TEN essay   ... many of us have never really acquired ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.89  
The emphasis on inventory is heavy only because a great many of us have never really acquired the habit of accurate self-appraisal.


130.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Many of us have noticed a tendency ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Many of us have noticed a tendency to eat sweets and have found this practice beneficial.


131.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... many of us have suffered the most.  12&12 Step Four, p.53  
But it is from our twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of us have suffered the most.


132.
View STEP SIX essay   ... many of us have this degree of ...  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
How many of us have this degree of readiness?


133.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Many of us have wasted a lot ...  BB Into Action, p.87  
Many of us have wasted a lot of time doing that and it doesn't work.


134.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   Many of us keep liquor in our ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Many of us keep liquor in our homes.


135.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Many of us needed an overhauling there.  BB How It Works, p.68  
Many of us needed an overhauling there.


136.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   Many of us said to our Maker, ...  BB How It Works, p.63  
Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: "God, I offer myself to Thee -- to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.


137.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... many of us still hung back.  12&12 Step Five, p.59  
Yet many of us still hung back.


138.
View INTO ACTION chapter   Many of us thought it necessary to ...  BB Into Action, p.72  
Many of us thought it necessary to go much further.


139.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many of us, we found we could ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
Although financial recovery is on the way for many of us, we found we could not place money first.


140.
View STEP SEVEN essay   Many of us who had thought ourselves ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
Many of us who had thought ourselves religious awoke to the limitations of this attitude.


141.
View STEP TWO essay   ... many of us who have been just ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
There are too many of us who have been just like him, and have found the riddle's answer.


142.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... many of us would have no homes ...  BB Into Action, p.82  
Had this not been so, many of us would have no homes today, would perhaps be dead.


143.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... many of us would have recovered long ...  BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If a mere code of morals or a better philosophy of life were sufficient to overcome alcoholism, many of us would have recovered long ago.


144.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many opportunities even for those of us ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
There are many opportunities even for those of us who feel unable to speak at meetings or who are so situated that we cannot do much face-to-face Twelfth Step work.


145.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... many other items of heavy hardware.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, pp.172-173  
The next three years I spent in Boston, Chicago, and Montreal in the employ of a large manufacturing concern, selling railway supplies, gas engines of all sorts, and many other items of heavy hardware.


146.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many others, have one symptom in common: ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
All these, and many others, have one symptom in common: they cannot start drinking without developing the phenomenon of craving.


147.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... many others, who have since recovered, of ...  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.


148.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... many painful discussions, they finally gave me ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
After many painful discussions, they finally gave me my credits and I migrated to another of the leading universities of the country and entered as a Junior that Fall.


149.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... many painful experiences, we think we have ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Through many painful experiences, we think we have arrived at what that policy ought to be.


150.
View STEP SIX essay   ... many people annoy us, for it brings ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
In a perverse way we can actually take satisfaction from the fact that many people annoy us, for it brings a comfortable feeling of superiority.


151.
View STEP TEN essay   ... many people can truthfully assert that they ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Not many people can truthfully assert that they love everybody.


152.
View STEP SIX essay   ... many people have to admit that their ...  12&12 Step Six, p.67  
And even while staying within conventional bounds, many people have to admit that their imaginary sex excursions are apt to be all dressed up as dreams of romance.


153.
View STEP SEVEN essay   Many people haven't even a nodding acquaintance ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
Many people haven't even a nodding acquaintance with humility as a way of life.


154.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... many people he has hurt, and in ...  12&12 Step Eight, p.77  
To a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways.


155.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Many people lost money -- but some became ...  BB Bill's Story, p.2  
Many people lost money -- but some became very rich.


156.
View FOREWORD   Many people, nonalcoholics, report that as a ...  12&12 Foreword, p.15  
Many people, nonalcoholics, report that as a result of the practice of A.A.'s Twelve Steps, they have been able to meet other difficulties of life.


157.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... many people went to the bookstores to ...  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."


158.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... many persons of local, national, or international ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
A.A., they pointed out, included many persons of local, national, or international fame.


159.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds.


160.
View STEP THREE essay   ... many problems besides alcohol will not yield ...  12&12 Step Three, p.40  
They have become persuaded, and rightly so, that many problems besides alcohol will not yield to a headlong assault powered by the individual alone.


161.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many problems he despaired of ever solving ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
On the other hand -- and strange as this may seem to those who do not understand -- once a psychic change has occurred, the very same person who seemed doomed, who had so many problems he despaired of ever solving them, suddenly finds himself easily able to control his desire for alcohol, the only effort necessary being that required to follow a few simple rules.


162.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many problems that it may appear that ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
We have been considering so many problems that it may appear that A.A. consists mainly of racking dilemmas and troubleshooting.


163.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... many protests, these things were accomplished.  12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Over many protests, these things were accomplished.


164.
View STEP THREE essay   ... many psychiatrists and psychologists as it is ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
We realize that the word "dependence" is as distasteful to many psychiatrists and psychologists as it is to alcoholics.


165.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Many pursue it into the gates of ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.


166.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... many readers the impression that these personality ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Yet it is true that our first printing gave many readers the impression that these personality changes, or religious experiences, must be in the nature of sudden and spectacular upheavals.


167.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many resolutions, but never a decision.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
They are over-remorseful and make many resolutions, but never a decision.


168.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... many respects, he should not be concerned ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Though his family be at fault in many respects, he should not be concerned about that.


169.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... many respects, the Washingtonians were akin to ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
In many respects, the Washingtonians were akin to A.A. of today.


170.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many seasons of hard work to be ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Father knows he is to blame; it may take him many seasons of hard work to be restored financially, but he shouldn't be reproached.


171.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many single alcoholics who wish to marry ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.119  
A.A. has many single alcoholics who wish to marry and are in a position to do so.


172.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many situations which arise out of the ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
There are many situations which arise out of the phenomenon of craving which cause men to make the supreme sacrifice rather than continue to fight.


173.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We can be the ones who take on the unspectacular but important tasks that make good Twelfth Step work possible, perhaps arranging for the coffee and cake after the meetings, where so many skeptical, suspicious newcomers have found confidence and comfort in the laughter and talk.


174.
View STEP TEN essay   ... many so long as none of them ...  12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
Most of us must admit that we have loved but a few; that we have been quite indifferent to the many so long as none of them gave us trouble; and as for the remainder -- well, we have really disliked or hated them.


175.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... many spiritually-minded persons of all races, colors, ...  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We used to amuse ourselves by cynically dissecting spiritual beliefs and practices when we might have observed that many spiritually-minded persons of all races, colors, and creeds were demonstrating a degree of stability, happiness and usefulness which we should have sought ourselves.


176.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... many such in this town.  BB A Vision For You, p.154  
There must be many such in this town.


177.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many take up their beds and walk ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
After such an approach many take up their beds and walk again.


178.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many things for which we cannot otherwise ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvi  
It explains many things for which we cannot otherwise account.


179.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... many things on faith which seemed difficult ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
That was great news to us, for we had assumed we could not make use of spiritual principles unless we accepted many things on faith which seemed difficult to believe.


180.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many things which, so far as the ...  BB To Employers, p.139  
Drinking occasionally, and understanding your own reactions, it is possible for you to become quite sure of many things which, so far as the alcoholic is concerned, are not always so.


181.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... many things which then seemed entirely out ...  BB We Agnostics, p.47  
Afterward, we found ourselves accepting many things which then seemed entirely out of reach.


182.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... many thought, could go into business, might ...  12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The A.A. groups, many thought, could go into business, might finance any enterprise whatever in the total field of alcoholism.


183.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... many times.  BB Working With Others, p.99  
Of course, we all fall much below this standard many times.


184.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... many times during the months I was ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.36  
I had eaten there many times during the months I was sober.


185.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... many times each day "Thy will be ...  BB Into Action, pp.87-88  
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done."


186.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... many times have we heard well-intentioned people ...  12&12 Step Five, p.60  
How many times have we heard well-intentioned people claim the guidance of God when it was all too plain that they were sorely mistaken.


187.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   Many times I have gone to my ...  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair.


188.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many times illuminating.  BB To Employers, p.139  
A look at the alcoholic in your organization is many times illuminating.


189.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... many times in this book which, upon ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
The terms "spiritual experience" and "spiritual awakening" are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different forms.


190.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... many times isolates the wife of an ...  BB To Wives, p.119  
It is probably true that you and your husband have been living too much alone, for drinking many times isolates the wife of an alcoholic.


191.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many times people have said to us: ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
How many times people have said to us: "I can take it or leave it alone. Why can't he?"


192.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... many times protect the victim from this ...  BB To Employers, pp.145-146  
The employer can many times protect the victim from this kind of talk.


193.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... many times subtly, they drive us, dominate ...  12&12 Step Four, p.42  
Powerfully, blindly, many times subtly, they drive us, dominate us, and insist upon ruling our lives.


194.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Many times we talk to a new ...  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Many times we talk to a new man and watch his hope rise as we discuss his alcoholic problems and explain our fellowship.


195.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many to the tune of paper millions.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
My judgment and ideas were followed by many to the tune of paper millions.


196.
View STEP THREE essay   ... many troubles, now made more acute because ...  12&12 Step Three, p.39  
He relies upon the assurance that his many troubles, now made more acute because he cannot use alcohol to kill the pain, can be solved, too.


197.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   Many types do not respond to the ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
Many types do not respond to the ordinary psychological approach.


198.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many unhappy scenes in our sumptuous apartment.  BB Bill's Story, p.3  
There were many unhappy scenes in our sumptuous apartment.


199.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... many want to stop but cannot.  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
So many want to stop but cannot.


200.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... many ways of usual promotional practice.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
It is the opposite in many ways of usual promotional practice.


201.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Many, we are sure, will rise to ...  BB A Vision For You, p.153  
Many, we are sure, will rise to their feet and march on.


202.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... many were -- why shouldn't their membership be ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
Provided they were willing -- and many were -- why shouldn't their membership be publicized, thereby encouraging others to join us?


203.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... many who are real alcoholics are not ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Despite all we can say, many who are real alcoholics are not going to believe they are in that class.


204.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   Many who once were in this class ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Many who once were in this class are now among our members.


205.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... many who still so passionately cling to ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Nor do we enter into debate with the many who still so passionately cling to the belief that to satisfy our basic natural desires is the main object of life.


206.
View STEP SIX essay   Many will at once ask, "How can ...  12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Many will at once ask, "How can we accept the entire implication of Step Six?


207.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many years.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
I have specialized in the treatment of alcoholism for many years.


208.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many years.  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxii  
He has not had a drink for a great many years.


209.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... many years.  BB Bill's Story, p.12  
It melted the icy intellectual mountain in whose shadow I had lived and shivered many years.


210.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... many years.  BB Into Action, p.80  
He attended church for the first time in many years.


211.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   Many years ago one of the leading ...  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.


212.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... many years beyond the point where we ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
As we look back, we feel we had gone on drinking many years beyond the point where we could quit on our will power.


213.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many years' experience as Medical Director of ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxvii  
I say this after many years' experience as Medical Director of one of the oldest hospitals in the country treating alcoholic and drug addiction.


214.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... many years of experience, that we have ...  BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxviii  
We feel, after many years of experience, that we have found nothing which has contributed more to the rehabilitation of these men than the altruistic movement now growing up among them.


215.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... many years of frightful drinking, who had ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
But this was a man who had experienced many years of frightful drinking, who had had most all the drunkard's experiences known to man, but who had been cured by the very means I had been trying to employ, that is to say the spiritual approach.


216.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... many years that mother became head of ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
Liquor incapacitated father for so many years that mother became head of the house.


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