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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 THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... misery.   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
But it is clear that we made our own misery.


2.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... misery.   12&12 Step Four, p.54  
Whatever the defects, they have finally ambushed us into alcoholism and misery.


3.
View STEP SIX essay   ... misery.   12&12 Step Six, p.67  
Nearly anyone could submit a good list of such defects as these, and few of us would seriously think of giving them up, at least until they cause us excessive misery.


4.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... misery.   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.


5.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... misery, and a strong desire to retaliate ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
If our sex conduct is selfish, we may excite jealousy, misery, and a strong desire to retaliate in kind.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... misery and depression, we couldn't make a ...   BB We Agnostics, p.52  
We were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn't control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn't make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn't seem to be of real help to other people -- was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight?


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... misery and sobriety, and often the difference ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.561  
To those now in its fold, Alcoholics Anonymous has made the difference between misery and sobriety, and often the difference between life and death.


8.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... misery, bad repute and hopelessness?   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
How can they rise out of such misery, bad repute and hopelessness?


9.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... misery, but if trouble comes, cheerfully capitalize ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.133  
Avoid then, the deliberate manufacture of misery, but if trouble comes, cheerfully capitalize it as an opportunity to demonstrate His omnipotence.


10.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... misery for them.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
With it you can avert death and misery for them.


11.
View STEP THREE essay   ... misery of war?   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Would they be able to take discipline, stand up under fire, and endure the monotony and misery of war?


12.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... misery transformed by humility into priceless assets.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
Everywhere we saw failure and misery transformed by humility into priceless assets.


13.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... misery which flows through that institution.   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
Arrangements were also made with the chief psychiatrist of a large public hospital to select still others from the stream of misery which flows through that institution.


14.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... misery which has not been overcome among ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
There is scarcely any form of trouble and misery which has not been overcome among us.


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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