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1.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other.   BB How It Works, p.68  
Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn't fully solve the fear problem, or any other.


2.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other.   BB To Wives, p.118  
If you both show a willingness to remedy your own defects, there will be little need to criticize each other.


3.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... other?   12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
As generous as Charlie has been to us, don't you see that we can't tie this thing up with his hospital or any other?


4.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... other.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.151  
These legacies of suffering and of recovery are easily passed among alcoholics, one to the other.


5.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... other.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.152  
I explained what a wonderful Fellowship we had, how well we understood each other.


6.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... other.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
You're proselyting for some damn religious sect or other.


7.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... other.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
It occurred to us that we could take what we had into the factories and cause laborers and capitalists to love each other.


8.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other a great deal, but we almost ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
We do talk about each other a great deal, but we almost invariably temper such talk by a spirit of love and tolerance.


9.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other activities fail.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
It works when other activities fail.


10.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... other affiliation.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.


11.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... other affiliation."   12&12 Tradition Four, pp.146-147  
So confident of this had we become that the original statement of A.A. tradition carried this significant sentence: "Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group provided that as a group they have no other affiliation."


12.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... other affiliation.   12&12 Tradition Three (Long), p.189  
Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... other ailing employees?   BB To Employers, p.140  
Should he have the same consideration as other ailing employees?


14.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other alcoholic an opportunity to live and ...   BB Working With Others, p.96  
To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.


15.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... other alcoholics.   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
We shall be interested to hear from those who are getting results from this book, particularly from those who have commenced work with other alcoholics.


16.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... other alcoholics.   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.


17.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other alcoholics.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics.


18.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other alcoholics!   BB Working With Others, p.89  
This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics!


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other alcoholics.   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Ministers and doctors are competent and you can learn much from them if you wish, but it happens that because of your own drinking experience you can be uniquely useful to other alcoholics.


20.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other alcoholics.   BB The Family Afterward, p.129  
Even if he displays a certain amount of neglect and irresponsibility towards the family, it is well to let him go as far as he likes in helping other alcoholics.


21.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other alcoholics?   BB A Vision For You, p.154  
But what about his responsibilities -- his family and the men who would die because they would not know how to get well, ah -- yes, those other alcoholics?


22.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other alcoholics achieve sobriety?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.111  
Can we love the whole pattern of living as eagerly as we do the small segment of it we discover when we try to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety?


23.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... other alcoholics and something of the sort ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
He may wish to do a lot for other alcoholics and something of the sort may come up during business hours.


24.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... other alcoholics as much as they need ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
He needs other alcoholics as much as they need him.


25.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other alcoholics, but this activity should be ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Father will necessarily spend much time with other alcoholics, but this activity should be balanced.


26.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other alcoholics from a clinic which he ...   BB A Vision For You, p.163  
And with such good effect that the doctor agreed to a test among his patients and certain other alcoholics from a clinic which he attends.


27.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... other alcoholics, he remains sober day by ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Learning to depend upon a higher power and absorb himself in his work with other alcoholics, he remains sober day by day.


28.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other alcoholics if they would remain sober, ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary.


29.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
As part of his rehabilitation he commenced to present his conceptions to other alcoholics, impressing upon them that they must do likewise with still others.


30.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.


31.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... other alcoholics to a solution of their ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
My wife and I abandoned ourselves with enthusiasm to the idea of helping other alcoholics to a solution of their problems.


32.
View PREAMBLE   ... other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.   Grapevine Preamble  
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.


33.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... other alcoholics what was so freely given ...   12&12 Tradition Two, pp.132-133  
Alone now, he reflects that he may not be able to stay sober, or even alive, unless he passes on to other alcoholics what was so freely given him.


34.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other alcoholics when he escapes his own ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Make it plain he is under no obligation to you, that you hope only that he will try to help other alcoholics when he escapes his own difficulties.


35.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... other ambitions aside, at whatever personal cost.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
In the radiance of such a miraculous discovery, any doctor would set his other ambitions aside, at whatever personal cost.


36.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other and ask when their marriage is ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
Both of them blame each other and ask when their marriage is ever going to be happy again.


37.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other and comes to a friendly agreement ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
This means trouble, unless the family watches for these tendencies in each other and comes to a friendly agreement about them.


38.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other and drew closer together.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
In the first flush of spiritual experience they forgave each other and drew closer together.


39.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... other around the shoulder of medicine, we'd ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
With one arm around the shoulder of religion and the other around the shoulder of medicine, we'd resolve their differences.


40.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other at incredible speed.   BB We Agnostics, pp.48-49  
The prosaic steel girder is a mass of electrons whirling around each other at incredible speed.


41.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... other authority than its own conscience.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.563  
4. With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


42.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... other authority than its own conscience.   12&12 Tradition Four (Long), p.189  
Four -- With respect to its own affairs, each A.A. group should be responsible to no other authority than its own conscience.


43.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... other, been affected.   12&12 Step Eight, p.81  
Then, as year by year we walk back through our lives as far as memory will reach, we shall be bound to construct a long list of people who have, to some extent or other, been affected.


44.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... other bills, and makes a regular report ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
Their treasurer, strictly accountable, takes money from the hat that is passed, banks it, pays the rent and other bills, and makes a regular report at business meetings.


45.
View STEP NINE essay   ... other cases where action ought to be ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.83  
There will be other cases where action ought to be deferred, and still others in which by the very nature of the situation we shall never be able to make direct personal contact at all.


46.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... other cause.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
We conceive the survival and spread of Alcoholics Anonymous to be something of far greater importance than the weight we could collectively throw back of any other cause.


47.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... other cities.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
Besides these, there were scattered alcoholics who had picked up the basic ideas in Akron or New York who were trying to form groups in other cities.


48.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... other communities."   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Already," continues the early text "twos and threes and fives of us have sprung up in other communities."


49.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other communities, through contact with our two ...   BB A Vision For You, p.162  
Little clusters of twos and threes and fives of us have sprung up in other communities, through contact with our two larger centers.


50.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... other complications.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.140  
Except for their guzzling, and the unfortunate results thereof, they could have no other complications.


51.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other concerns, yet was flat on his ...   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.


52.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other consequences which are hard to take.   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.


53.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... other day an approach was made to ...   BB To Employers, p.148  
The other day an approach was made to the vice president of a large industrial concern.


54.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... other days.   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Unmindful of his welfare, I thought only of recapturing the spirit of other days.


55.
View STEP NINE essay   ... other defects that have made us hard ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.84  
Almost always we want to go further and admit other defects that have made us hard to live with.


56.
View STEP NINE essay   ... other departments of life where this same ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Many a razor-edged question can arise in other departments of life where this same principle is involved.


57.
View STEP SIX essay   ... other difficulties don't fall under such a ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
But most of our other difficulties don't fall under such a category at all.


58.
View FOREWORD   ... other difficulties of life.   12&12 Foreword, pp.15-16  
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.


59.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... other difficulty.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
Never did he trouble anyone with his other difficulty.


60.
View STEP SIX essay   ... other difficulty or defect?   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
Having been granted a perfect release from alcoholism, why then shouldn't we be able to achieve by the same means a perfect release from every other difficulty or defect?


61.
View STEP NINE essay   ... other direction when, in rare cases, we ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.85  
Or we may be tipped over in the other direction when, in rare cases, we get a cool and skeptical reception.


62.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other disorders.   BB To Wives, p.114  
Sometimes there are cases where alcoholism is complicated by other disorders.


63.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other drinkers.   BB To Wives, p.112  
Drinkers like to help other drinkers.


64.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... other employees who are giving you the ...   BB To Employers, p.146  
After your man has gone along without drinking for a few months, you may be able to make use of his services with other employees who are giving you the alcoholic run-around -- provided, of course, they are willing to have a third party in the picture.


65.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other extreme and become almost miserly.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
In our drinking time, we acted as if the money supply was inexhaustible, though between binges we'd sometimes go to the other extreme and become almost miserly.


66.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... other extreme and settled for the bottle ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
We are all perfectionists who, failing perfection, have gone to the other extreme and settled for the bottle and the blackout.


67.
View STEP TWO essay   ... other extreme, we had wallowed in emotionalism ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Or, going to the other extreme, we had wallowed in emotionalism and had mistaken it for true religious feeling.


68.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other families still struggling with their problem.   BB The Family Afterward, p.124  
This painful past may be of infinite value to other families still struggling with their problem.


69.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... other fields, but we accept the sober ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We do not decry professionalism in other fields, but we accept the sober fact that it does not work for us.


70.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... other fields, we were taking the counsel ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


71.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... other form of intellectual pride which keeps ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
If you think you are an atheist, an agnostic, a skeptic, or have any other form of intellectual pride which keeps you from accepting what is in this book, I feel sorry for you.


72.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other free men may go without disaster, ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He can go anywhere on this earth where other free men may go without disaster, provided he remains willing to maintain a certain simple attitude.


73.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... other good works.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
Maybe these places would make large sums of money to carry on our other good works.


74.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... other group received into its membership a ...   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.


75.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... other groups or A.A. as a whole.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.562  
Four -- Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.


76.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... other groups or A.A. as a whole."   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
"Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole."


77.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... other half would think we'd joined the ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Half the people in this country would think we'd signed up with the drys, the other half would think we'd joined the wets.


78.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... other hand -- and strange as this may ...   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.


79.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other hand, he may be mean, egotistical, ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
On the other hand, he may be mean, egotistical, selfish and dishonest.


80.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other hand that father has, at the ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Assume on the other hand that father has, at the outset, a stirring spiritual experience.


81.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other hand, they took nothing, their self-pity ...   BB To Wives, p.105  
If, on the other hand, they took nothing, their self-pity made them killjoys.


82.
View STEP TEN essay   ... other hours of our day better and ...   12&12 Step Ten, pp.89-90  
For these minutes and sometimes hours spent in self-examination are bound to make all the other hours of our day better and happier.


83.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other human being can provide such a ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Except in a few rare cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense.


84.
View STEP TWO essay   ... other human being without any demand for ...   12&12 Step Two, p.32  
In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward.


85.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... other human beings have nearly always been ...   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
Since defective relations with other human beings have nearly always been the immediate cause of our woes, including our alcoholism, no field of investigation could yield more satisfying and valuable rewards than this one.


86.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other human sickness can.   BB There Is A Solution, p.18  
An illness of this sort -- and we have come to believe it an illness -- involves those about us in a way no other human sickness can.


87.
View STEP TWO essay   ... other ideas.   12&12 Step Two, p.29  
But again John Barleycorn had other ideas.


88.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... other ideas on the subject.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.173  
When I reached school, I discovered the faculty had other ideas on the subject.


89.
View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... other ills of mankind."   BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


90.
View FOREWORD TO FOURTH EDITION   ... other, in order to stay sober and ...   BB Foreword to Fourth Edition, p.xxiv  
In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics.


91.
View STEP TEN essay   ... other instances only the closest scrutiny will ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
But in other instances only the closest scrutiny will reveal what our true motives were.


92.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... other interests so that the important appointment ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
They took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and then the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met.


93.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other is the bright spot of our ...   BB Working With Others, p.89  
Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.


94.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other it is there.   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there.


95.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... 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.


96.
View STEP ONE essay   ... other kind of bankruptcy is like this ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
No other kind of bankruptcy is like this one.


97.
View STEP TEN essay   Other kinds of disturbances -- jealousy, envy, self-pity, ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
Other kinds of disturbances -- jealousy, envy, self-pity, or hurt pride -- did the same thing.


98.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other man's.   BB How It Works, p.67  
The inventory was ours, not the other man's.


99.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other matters?   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
What has become of the common sense and will power that he still sometimes displays with respect to other matters?


100.
View STEP THREE essay   ... other matters I must still maintain my ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.35-36  
But suppose that instinct still cries out, as it certainly will, "Yes, respecting alcohol, I guess I have to be dependent upon A.A., but in all other matters I must still maintain my independence.


101.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... other measures failed, work with another alcoholic ...   BB Bill's Story, p.15  
This sometimes nearly drove me back to drink, but I soon found that when all other measures failed, work with another alcoholic would save the day.


102.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other men.   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
We know that while the alcoholic keeps away from drink, as he may do for months or years, he reacts much like other men.


103.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other men.   BB More About Alcoholism, pp.30-31  
Neither does there appear to be any kind of treatment which will make alcoholics of our kind like other men.


104.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other men.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.32  
Then he fell victim to a belief which practically every alcoholic has -- that his long period of sobriety and self-discipline had qualified him to drink as other men.


105.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other men.   BB To Wives, p.105  
We have had retaliatory love affairs with other men.


106.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other men and their families.   BB To Wives, p.119  
You have been starving for his companionship, yet he spends long hours helping other men and their families.


107.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other men have begotten all sorts of ...   BB To Wives, p.105  
Our loyalty and the desire that our husbands hold up their heads and be like other men have begotten all sorts of predicaments.


108.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other men recover, and is a power ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He has helped other men recover, and is a power in the church from which he was long absent.


109.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... other methods had failed completely.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
I personally know scores of cases who were of the type with whom other methods had failed completely.


110.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other moments, we found ourselves thinking, when ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Yet, in other moments, we found ourselves thinking, when enchanted by a starlit night, "Who, then, made all this?"


111.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   Other newspapers and magazines wanted A.A. stories.   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
Other newspapers and magazines wanted A.A. stories.


112.
View STEP TWO essay   ... other notions; we prayed God that she'd ...   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
The girl we wanted to marry had other notions; we prayed God that she'd change her mind, but she didn't.


113.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... other one's happiness uppermost in mind.   BB Into Action, p.82  
Each might pray about it, having the other one's happiness uppermost in mind.


114.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... other outside agencies; that acceptance of large ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


115.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... other outside agencies; that acceptance of large ...   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.190  
We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise.


116.
View STEP TWO essay   ... other pains and trials.   12&12 Step Two, p.31  
We saw them meet and transcend their other pains and trials.


117.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... other patients here and with some misgiving, ...   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.


118.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other people.   BB There Is A Solution, p.24  
If these thoughts occur, they are hazy and readily supplanted with the old threadbare idea that this time we shall handle ourselves like other people.


119.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other people.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people.


120.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other people!   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Heaven knows, we have tried hard enough and long enough to drink like other people!


121.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... other people.   BB Into Action, p.81  
We doubt if, in this respect, alcoholics are fundamentally much worse than other people.


122.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other people.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
He may rebel at the thought of a drastic housecleaning which requires discussion with other people.


123.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other people.   BB To Wives, p.109  
He is worried at times, and is becoming aware that he cannot drink like other people.


124.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other people?   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Did I take it out on other people?


125.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
They always discovered that relief never came by confessing the sins of other people.


126.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Though in some cases we cannot make restitution at all, and in some cases action ought to be deferred, we should nevertheless make an accurate and really exhaustive survey of our past life as it has affected other people.


127.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Eight, p.80  
We might next ask ourselves what we mean when we say that we have "harmed" other people.


128.
View STEP NINE essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Or -- quite as important -- other people.


129.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.104  
We form ideas as to what we think God's will is for other people.


130.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.108  
We followed this up in Step Nine by making direct amends to those concerned, except when it would injure them or other people.


131.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.115  
Our demand for emotional security, for our own way, had constantly thrown us into unworkable relations with other people.


132.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other people.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.120  
We threw money about in every direction with the purpose of pleasing ourselves and impressing other people.


133.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... other people.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Let us reemphasize that this reluctance to fight one another or anybody else is not counted as some special virtue which makes us feel superior to other people.


134.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other people ahead of dependence on God.   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


135.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other people ahead of his own.   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Suggest how important it is that he place the welfare of other people ahead of his own.


136.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other people, and a tendency to take ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
This is a condition which, in ordinary life, would produce untold grief; there might be scandalous gossip, laughter at the expense of other people, and a tendency to take advantage of intimate information.


137.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other people and me?   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
When, and how, and in just what instances did my selfish pursuit of the sex relation damage other people and me?


138.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... other people are involved.   BB Into Action, p.79  
Usually, however, other people are involved.


139.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other people are more to blame.   BB How It Works, p.61  
Admitting he may be somewhat at fault, he is sure that other people are more to blame.


140.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other people are thinking and you hate ...   BB To Wives, p.114  
If your husband is a drinker, you probably worry over what other people are thinking and you hate to meet your friends.


141.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... other people as we have already thought ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Our immediate temptation will be to ask for specific solutions to specific problems, and for the ability to help other people as we have already thought they should be helped.


142.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other people, but does not see why.   BB To Wives, p.110  
He admits he cannot drink like other people, but does not see why.


143.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other people, especially alcoholics.   BB To Wives, p.119  
Still another difficulty is that you may become jealous of the attention he bestows on other people, especially alcoholics.


144.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other people for too much attention, protection, ...   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
Demands made upon other people for too much attention, protection, and love can only invite domination or revulsion in the protectors themselves -- two emotions quite as unhealthy as the demands which evoked them.


145.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... other people's money.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
This would all take a lot of money -- other people's money.


146.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other people, or presently may be, has ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.


147.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other people -- people who really need a ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Our present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are caused by the behavior of other people -- people who really need a moral inventory.


148.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Most of us sense that real tolerance of other people's shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others.


149.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other people suffer and often revolt.   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
When an individual's desire for prestige becomes uncontrollable, whether in the sewing circle or at the international conference table, other people suffer and often revolt.


150.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other people to maintain his own sobriety.   BB To Wives, p.119  
The fact is that he should work with other people to maintain his own sobriety.


151.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other people -- was not a basic solution ...   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?


152.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... other people we secure their consent.   BB Into Action, p.80  
Before taking drastic action which might implicate other people we secure their consent.


153.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other people were concerned, we had to ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
Where other people were concerned, we had to drop the word "blame" from our speech and thought.


154.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other people who have instincts, too.   12&12 Step Four, p.44  
In these ways we are set in conflict not only with ourselves, but with other people who have instincts, too.


155.
View FOREWORD   ... other perplexities.   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.


156.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other person involved entirely.   BB How It Works, p.67  
Though a situation had not been entirely our fault, we tried to disregard the other person involved entirely.


157.
View PREFACE   ... other personal history from the first edition ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
"Bill's Story," "Doctor Bob's Nightmare," and one other personal history from the first edition were retained intact; three were edited and one of these was retitled; new versions of two stories were written, with new titles; thirty completely new stories were added; and the story section was divided into three parts, under the same headings that are used now.


158.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other personal problems, and that I would ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.40  
I reasoned I was not so far advanced as most of you fellows, that I had been usually successful in licking my other personal problems, and that I would therefore be successful where you men failed.


159.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... other places of recuperation, ought to be ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
But hospitals, as well as other places of recuperation, ought to be well outside A.A. -- and medically supervised.


160.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... other places of recuperation, ought to be ...   12&12 Tradition Six (Long), p.190  
But hospitals, as well as other places of recuperation, ought to be well outside A.A. -- and medically supervised.


161.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other problem.   BB How It Works, p.69  
In other words, we treat sex as we would any other problem.


162.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... other problem we could possibly have.   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
If that degree of humility could enable us to find the grace by which such a deadly obsession could be banished, then there must be hope of the same result respecting any other problem we could possibly have.


163.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other problems.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
He seemed quite rational and well-balanced with respect to other problems.


164.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other profound changes in the household.   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
There will be other profound changes in the household.


165.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other questions.   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Faced with alcoholic destruction, we soon became as open minded on spiritual matters as we had tried to be on other questions.


166.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in ...   12&12 Step Twelve (Note), p.118  
Not a part of A.A., this worldwide fellowship consists of spouses and other relatives or friends of alcoholics (in A.A. or still drinking).


167.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... other respects.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
It relieved me somewhat to learn that in alcoholics the will is amazingly weakened when it comes to combating liquor, though it often remains strong in other respects.


168.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... other respects there was perfect freedom of ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.147  
In all other respects there was perfect freedom of will and action.


169.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other respects, where alcohol has been involved, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.38  
However intelligent we may have been in other respects, where alcohol has been involved, we have been strangely insane.


170.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other, scarce an evening passed that someone's ...   BB A Vision For You, p.159  
Seeing much of each other, scarce an evening passed that someone's home did not shelter a little gathering of men and women, happy in their release, and constantly thinking how they might present their discovery to some newcomer.


171.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... other serious difficulties.   12&12 Step Five, p.61  
We shall want to speak with someone who is experienced, who not only has stayed dry but has been able to surmount other serious difficulties.


172.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... other shortcomings just as we did when ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.76  
It is really saying to us that we now ought to be willing to try humility in seeking the removal of our other shortcomings just as we did when we admitted that we were powerless over alcohol, and came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.


173.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics ...   BB A Vision For You, p.153  
They will approach still other sick ones and fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous may spring up in each city and hamlet, havens for those who must find a way out.


174.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... other side of that painful experience, this ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.99  
And as he came out the other side of that painful experience, this prayer was his expression of what he could then see, feel, and wish to become:


175.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other simple steps.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


176.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... other societies.   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
A.A. has to function, but at the same time it must avoid those dangers of great wealth, prestige, and entrenched power which necessarily tempt other societies.


177.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... other societies, we do have sex and ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
But just like all other societies, we do have sex and marital problems, and sometimes they are distressingly acute.


178.
View STEP THREE essay   ... other soldiers.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
They were just as capable of endurance and valor as any other soldiers.


179.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... other solution."   BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
For most cases, there is virtually no other solution."


180.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he thinks he can do the job in some other way, or prefers some other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his own conscience.


181.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other spiritual expressions which you find in ...   BB We Agnostics, p.47  
This applies, too, to other spiritual expressions which you find in this book.


182.
View STEP THREE essay   ... other Steps of the A.A. program can ...   12&12 Step Three, p.40  
Then it is explained that other Steps of the A.A. program can be practiced with success only when Step Three is given a determined and persistent trial.


183.
View STEP SIX essay   ... other than alcohol, we shall need to ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
If we would gain any real advantage in the use of this Step on problems other than alcohol, we shall need to make a brand new venture into open-mindedness.


184.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... other than our own.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.159  
We saw as never before that we could not lend the A.A. name to any cause other than our own.


185.
View PREAMBLE   ... other that they may solve their common ...   Grapevine Preamble  
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.


186.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... other things.   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


187.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... other things, but in some form or ...   BB We Agnostics, p.55  
It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there.


188.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   Other thousands came to a few A.A. ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Other thousands came to a few A.A. meetings and at first decided they didn't want the program.


189.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... other times to come from without.   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
These stem from causes which sometimes seem to be within us, and at other times to come from without.


190.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... other, to accept spiritual help.   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.


191.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... other was the fear of running out ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.175  
One was the fear of not sleeping, and the other was the fear of running out of liquor.


192.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... other way.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.133  
These are the growing group's hierarchy of service -- self-appointed, of course, because there is no other way.


193.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other way, or prefers some other spiritual ...   BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he thinks he can do the job in some other way, or prefers some other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his own conscience.


194.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... other, when justified -- these are everyday occurrences.   BB A Vision For You, p.161  
Cleaning up old scrapes, helping to settle family differences, explaining the disinherited son to his irate parents, lending money and securing jobs for each other, when justified -- these are everyday occurrences.


195.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... other with these very things, when such ...   BB Working With Others, p.98  
Yet we do go to great extremes to provide each other with these very things, when such action is warranted.


196.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other woman forever.   BB To Wives, p.106  
In the midst of such pandemonium they may have rushed out threatening to live with the other woman forever.


197.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... other women.   BB To Wives, p.106  
Sometimes there were other women.


198.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... other words, he talked my language.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
In other words, he talked my language.


199.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... other words, to all of us -- this ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.74  
To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or anxiety -- in other words, to all of us -- this newfound peace is a priceless gift.


200.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other words, we treat sex as we ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
In other words, we treat sex as we would any other problem.


201.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... other would have us all on a ...   BB How It Works, p.69  
One school would allow man no flavor for his fare and the other would have us all on a straight pepper diet.


202.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... other years and, when it falls short, ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.123  
Today's life is measured against that of other years and, when it falls short, the family may be unhappy.


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