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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 TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership a salesman we shall call Ed.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
Not long after the man with the double stigma knocked for admission, A.A.'s other group received into its membership a salesman we shall call Ed.


2.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... membership; among newer members, the proportion is ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
Women now make up more than one-fourth of the membership; among newer members, the proportion is nearly one-third.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... membership and a clear-cut idea of what ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
These give a fair cross section of our membership and a clear-cut idea of what has actually happened in their lives.


4.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... membership be publicized, thereby encouraging others to ...   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?


5.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... membership ever depend upon money or conformity.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity.


6.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... membership ever depend upon money or conformity.   12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity.


7.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... membership from a few into hundreds overnight.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Cleveland's Plain Dealer articles about us ran that town's membership from a few into hundreds overnight.


8.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... membership had shot up to 2,000.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
By March 1941 the membership had shot up to 2,000.


9.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... membership had then reached about 100 men ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The membership had then reached about 100 men and women.


10.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... membership has been led to us through ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
It is no exaggeration to say that half of A.A.'s membership has been led to us through channels like these.


11.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... membership in a religious 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.


12.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... membership in a year's time.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
The news stories of Mr. Rockefeller's dinner for Alcoholics Anonymous helped double our total membership in a year's time.


13.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... membership in one of the drinking societies, ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
On account of my enormous capacity for beer, I was elected to membership in one of the drinking societies, and soon became one of the leading spirits.


14.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... membership is a desire to stop drinking.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Three -- The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.


15.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership is a desire to stop drinking."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
"The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."


16.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership is a desire to stop drinking."   12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
He read aloud, "The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking."


17.
View PREAMBLE   ... membership is a desire to stop drinking.   Grapevine Preamble  
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.


18.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... membership is an honest desire to stop ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
The only requirement for membership is an honest desire to stop drinking.


19.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
In that brief space, Alcoholics Anonymous has mushroomed into nearly 6,000 groups whose membership is far above 150,000 recovered alcoholics.


20.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... membership is pyramiding at the rate of ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
At present, our membership is pyramiding at the rate of about twenty per cent a year.


21.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... membership, leadership, and money?   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Would there be quarrels over membership, leadership, and money?


22.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... membership might angrily rush off to form ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Disliking the attempt of some to manage a group, half its membership might angrily rush off to form another group more to their liking.


23.
View FOREWORD   ... membership, money, personal relations, public relations, management ...   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
Everywhere there arose threatening questions of membership, money, personal relations, public relations, management of groups, clubs, and scores of other perplexities.


24.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... membership of A.A. has just about doubled, ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
Since the third edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership of A.A. has just about doubled, to an estimated two million or more, with nearly 100,800 groups meeting in approximately 150 countries around the world.


25.
View PREFACE   ... membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
All changes made over the years in the Big Book (A.A. members' fond nickname for this volume) have had the same purpose: to represent the current membership of Alcoholics Anonymous more accurately, and thereby to reach more alcoholics.


26.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... membership of Alcoholics Anonymous was conservatively estimated ...   BB Foreword to Third Edition, p.xxii  
By March 1976, when this edition went to the printer, the total worldwide membership of Alcoholics Anonymous was conservatively estimated at more than 1,000,000, with almost 28,000 groups meeting in over 90 countries.


27.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... membership of over two million.   BB A Vision For You (Note), p.162  
There is A.A. activity in approximately 170 countries, with an estimated membership of over two million.


28.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... membership of thousands of alcoholics such transformations, ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Among our rapidly growing membership of thousands of alcoholics such transformations, though frequent, are by no means the rule.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... membership ought to include all who suffer ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
3. Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism.


30.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... membership ought to include all who suffer ...   12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Three -- Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism.


31.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... membership passed the hundred thousand mark.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.178  
Their membership passed the hundred thousand mark.


32.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership regulations?   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did A.A. finally drop all its membership regulations?


33.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership regulations.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
As group after group saw these possibilities, they finally abandoned all membership regulations.


34.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership rules.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
"At one time," he says, "every A.A. group had many membership rules.


35.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... membership rules?   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
Did anyone ever hear of a nation, a church, a political party, even a benevolent association that had no membership rules?


36.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... membership survey showed about one-twelfth of A.A.'s ...   BB More About Alcoholism (Note), p.34  
But a 2011 U.S./Canada membership survey showed about one-twelfth of A.A.'s were thirty and under.


37.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... membership that a new light had entered ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
By late 1937, the number of members having substantial sobriety time behind them was sufficient to convince the membership that a new light had entered the dark world of the alcoholic.


38.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership, that we must never compel anyone ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did we dare to say, contrary to the experience of society and government everywhere, that we would neither punish nor deprive any A.A. of membership, that we must never compel anyone to pay anything, believe anything, or conform to anything?


39.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... membership took years of harrowing experience.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
To establish this principle of membership took years of harrowing experience.


40.
View STEP ONE essay   ... membership was small, dealt with low-bottom cases ...   12&12 Step One, pp.22-23  
That is why the first edition of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous," published when our membership was small, dealt with low-bottom cases only.


41.
View PREAMBLE   ... membership; we are self-supporting through our own ...   Grapevine Preamble  
There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.


42.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... membership whose characteristics -- of age, gender, race, ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiii  
The stories added to this edition represent a membership whose characteristics -- of age, gender, race, and culture -- have widened and have deepened to encompass virtually everyone the first 100 members could have hoped to reach.


43.
View FOREWORD   ... membership, will give such inquirers an inside ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The second section of this volume, though designed for A.A.'s membership, will give such inquirers an inside view of A.A. never before possible.


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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