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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... over.   BB Bill's Story, pp.8-9  
The cheery voice of an old school friend asked if he might come over.


2.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... over.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
Give him a chance to think it over.


3.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... over.   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He had been thinking it over.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... over!   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


5.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... over.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
The group conscience is about to take over.


6.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... over.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
"I was bowled over.


7.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... over 114,000 groups.   BB A Vision For You (Note), p.162  
In 2012, there are over 114,000 groups.


8.
View FOREWORD TO THIRD EDITION   ... over 90 countries.   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.


9.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... over a bout, an alcoholic, sometimes the ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
When drinking, or getting over a bout, an alcoholic, sometimes the model of honesty when normal, will do incredible things.


10.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over a highball.   BB To Wives, p.110  
His friends feel closer over a highball.


11.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... over a period of time.   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William James calls the "educational variety" because they develop slowly over a period of time.


12.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over a seemingly tragic experience out of ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst into merriment over a seemingly tragic experience out of the past.


13.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... over a spree, a certain amount of ...   BB To Employers, pp.142-143  
For most alcoholics who are drinking, or who are just getting over a spree, a certain amount of physical treatment is desirable, even imperative.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over a trifle.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
Sometimes he explodes over a trifle.


15.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... over a very different snag.   12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Some of us, though, tripped over a very different snag.


16.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... over again.   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
Then comes the day when he simply cannot make it and gets drunk all over again.


17.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... over again.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
This made us misers and penny pinchers all over again.


18.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... over alcohol.   BB There Is A Solution, p.26  
Yet he had no control whatever over alcohol.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... over alcohol.   BB Into Action, p.76  
Remember it was agreed at the beginning we would go to any lengths for victory over alcohol.


20.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... over alcohol, and came to believe that ...   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.


21.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over alcohol, but we also perceived that ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
We saw that we were powerless over alcohol, but we also perceived that faith of some kind, if only in A.A. itself, is possible to anyone.


22.
View STEP SIX essay   ... over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute ...   12&12 Step Six, p.68  
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.


23.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... over alcohol is his first step toward ...   12&12 Step Seven, pp.72-73  
Every newcomer in Alcoholics Anonymous is told, and soon realizes for himself, that his humble admission of powerlessness over alcohol is his first step toward liberation from its paralyzing grip.


24.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... over alcohol -- that our lives had become ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable.


25.
View STEP ONE essay   ... over alcohol -- that our lives had become ...   12&12 Step One, p.21  
"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."


26.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... over alcohol, we are apt to breathe ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over!


27.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over alcoholism.   BB To Wives, p.114  
Some men cannot or will not get over alcoholism.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over alcoholism must remember he did much ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
We know there are difficult wives and families, but the man who is getting over alcoholism must remember he did much to make them so.


29.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... over-all public relations and they guarantee the ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
They are authorized by the groups to handle our over-all public relations and they guarantee the integrity of our principal newspaper, the A.A. Grapevine.


30.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... over an outlay of twenty-five dollars' worth ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
A corporation director who had just voted a company expenditure of a hundred thousand dollars would appear at an A.A. business meeting and blow his top over an outlay of twenty-five dollars' worth of needed postage stamps.


31.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... over and over, and unless this person ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.


32.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   Over and over, he would say: "That's ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Over and over, he would say: "That's me. That's me. I drink like that."


33.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... over and over will often enable us ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


34.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... over and through him with the certainty ...   BB We Agnostics, p.56  
It poured over and through him with the certainty and majesty of a great tide at flood.


35.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... over, and unless this person can experience ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxix  
This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.


36.
View FOREWORD   ... over another, that nothing like a central ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Why is it, they ask, that in A.A. no member can be set in personal authority over another, that nothing like a central government can anywhere be seen?


37.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... over-anxious, for that might spoil matters.   BB Working With Others, p.91  
But urge them not to be over-anxious, for that might spoil matters.


38.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Over any considerable period we get worse, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.30  
Over any considerable period we get worse, never better.


39.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... over beams in the cellar, and in ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
If my wife was planning to go out in the afternoon, I would get a large supply of liquor and smuggle it home and hide it in the coal bin, the clothes chute, over door jambs, over beams in the cellar, and in cracks in the cellar tile.


40.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... over by the mortgage holder, my mother-in-law ...   BB Bill's Story, p.5  
The house was taken over by the mortgage holder, my mother-in-law died, my wife and father-in-law became ill.


41.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over-concentration on financial success.   BB The Family Afterward, p.127  
But he must see the danger of over-concentration on financial success.


42.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... over door jambs, over beams in the ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.176  
If my wife was planning to go out in the afternoon, I would get a large supply of liquor and smuggle it home and hide it in the coal bin, the clothes chute, over door jambs, over beams in the cellar, and in cracks in the cellar tile.


43.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over drinking for good.   BB To Wives, p.112  
But after his next binge, ask him if he would really like to get over drinking for good.


44.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... over drinking until we have done our ...   BB Into Action, p.77  
Simply we tell him that we will never get over drinking until we have done our utmost to straighten out the past.


45.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... over drinking will require a transformation of ...   BB To Employers, p.143  
To get over drinking will require a transformation of thought and attitude.


46.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over drinking, you need not be alarmed.   BB To Wives, p.120  
If you are satisfied he really wants to get over drinking, you need not be alarmed.


47.
View PREFACE   ... over, eleven new ones have been added, ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
Six of the stories in Part II have been carried over, eleven new ones have been added, and eleven taken out.


48.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... over factories and managements, but my wife ...   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I failed to persuade my broker friends to send me out looking over factories and managements, but my wife and I decided to go anyway.


49.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... over fifteen minutes.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
Wishing to be polite, though I felt very badly, I said, "Let's make the call," and extracted from my wife a promise that we would not stay over fifteen minutes.


50.
View PREFACE   ... over from the second edition; eight new ...   BB Preface, p.xii  
Nine of the stories in Part II ("They Stopped in Time") were carried over from the second edition; eight new stories were added.


51.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... over from yesterday.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.102  
Possibly today will see a continuation of a serious and as yet unresolved problem left over from yesterday.


52.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... over, he would say: "That's me. That's ...   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
Over and over, he would say: "That's me. That's me. I drink like that."


53.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... over his house to be certain no ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If he can afford it, he may have liquor concealed all over his house to be certain no one gets his entire supply away from him to throw down the wastepipe.


54.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... over his life, he can readily get ...   12&12 Step Four, p.50  
Looking back over his life, he can readily get under way by consideration of questions such as these:


55.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... over his reduced status, whose judgment, fortified ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.135  
The elder statesman is the one who sees the wisdom of the group's decision, who holds no resentment over his reduced status, whose judgment, fortified by considerable experience, is sound, and who is willing to sit quietly on the sidelines patiently awaiting developments.


56.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over hurt pride could be rewon.   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Husbands and wives have sometimes been obliged to separate for a time until new perspective, new victory over hurt pride could be rewon.


57.
View STEP NINE essay   ... over in the other direction when, in ...   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.


58.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over-indulged.   BB The Family Afterward, p.134  
Alcohol is so sexually stimulating to some men that they have over-indulged.


59.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over-indulged.   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
There was no doubt he over-indulged.


60.
View STEP TEN essay   ... over into tomorrow, making, of course, any ...   12&12 Step Ten, p.94  
Here we need only recognize that we did act or think badly, try to visualize how we might have done better, and resolve with God's help to carry these lessons over into tomorrow, making, of course, any amends still neglected.


61.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... over it.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Step One showed us an amazing paradox: We found that we were totally unable to be rid of the alcohol obsession until we first admitted that we were powerless over it.


62.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... over it, and if you are interested, ...   BB To Employers, p.147  
The firm wants to help you get over it, and if you are interested, there is a way out.


63.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... over it, you may already be asking ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.20  
If you are an alcoholic who wants to get over it, you may already be asking -- "What do I have to do?"


64.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... over long distance from Virginia.   BB To Employers, p.137  
Still another experience: A woman's voice came faintly over long distance from Virginia.


65.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   Over many protests, these things were accomplished.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
Over many protests, these things were accomplished.


66.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... over membership, leadership, and money?   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xviii  
Would there be quarrels over membership, leadership, and money?


67.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... over my craving for liquor much during ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.181  
Unlike most of our crowd, I did not get over my craving for liquor much during the first two and one-half years of abstinence.


68.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... over night.   BB Working With Others, p.100  
You should point out that his defects of character are not going to disappear over night.


69.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... over now.   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
But that was over now.


70.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... over one hundred others appear to have ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxv  
This man and over one hundred others appear to have recovered.


71.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... over others; that it reach all important ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


72.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... over our careers, and it has revealed ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.


73.
View STEP TEN essay   ... over people and circumstances.   12&12 Step Ten, p.92  
When temporary good fortune came our way, we indulged ourselves in fantasies of still greater victories over people and circumstances.


74.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... over property, money, and authority.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.564  
Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.


75.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... over property, money, and authority.   12&12 Tradition Seven (Long), p.191  
Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority.


76.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... over-remorseful and make many resolutions, but never ...   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxx  
They are over-remorseful and make many resolutions, but never a decision.


77.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... over such matters.   BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
There is no friction among us over such matters.


78.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... over that chunk of money played havoc ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.161  
The hassle over that chunk of money played havoc for years.


79.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... over that evening in Washington.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.41  
"As soon as I regained my ability to think, I went carefully over that evening in Washington.


80.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... over that evening to meet a friend ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
About this time a lady called up my wife one Saturday afternoon saying she wanted me to come over that evening to meet a friend of hers who might help me.


81.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... over the amount you take, you are ...   BB We Agnostics, p.44  
If, when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic.


82.
View STEP TWO essay   ... over the barrel, all right -- but where ...   12&12 Step Two, p.25  
Yes, you've got us over the barrel, all right -- but where do we go from here?"


83.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... over the Bridge of Reason toward the ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Some of us had already walked far over the Bridge of Reason toward the desired shore of faith.


84.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... over the dam.   BB Into Action, p.78  
It's water over the dam.


85.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... over the first two or three high ...   12&12 Step Four, p.47  
But once over the first two or three high hurdles, the course ahead began to look easier.


86.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... over the group.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
A chill chokedamp of fear and frustration fell over the group.


87.
View STEP TWO essay   ... over the hypocrisy, bigotry, and crushing self-righteousness ...   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.


88.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... over the idea that the Higher Power ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
We began to get over the idea that the Higher Power was a sort of bush-league pinch hitter, to be called upon only in an emergency.


89.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over the last ounce of food, our ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
Like a gaunt prospector, belt drawn in over the last ounce of food, our pick struck gold.


90.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... over the list of business acquaintances and ...   BB Into Action, p.76  
As we look over the list of business acquaintances and friends we have hurt, we may feel diffident about going to some of them on a spiritual basis.


91.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... over the names these defects should be ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To avoid falling into confusion over the names these defects should be called, let's take a universally recognized list of major human failings -- the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.


92.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... over the NBC network, said, in part: ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
Dr. W. W. Bauer, broadcasting under the auspices of The American Medical Association in 1946, over the NBC network, said, in part: "Alcoholics Anonymous are no crusaders; not a temperance society.


93.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... over the sins of the twentieth century; ...   BB How It Works, p.61  
He is like the retired business man who lolls in the Florida sunshine in the winter complaining of the sad state of the nation; the minister who sighs over the sins of the twentieth century; politicians and reformers who are sure all would be Utopia if the rest of the world would only behave; the outlaw safe cracker who thinks society has wronged him; and the alcoholic who has lost all and is locked up.


94.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... over the spectacular recovery of a brother ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.185  
Enthusiastic over the spectacular recovery of a brother alcoholic, we'd sometimes discuss those intimate and harrowing aspects of his case meant for his sponsor's ear alone.


95.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over the spree, he begins to think ...   BB To Wives, p.109  
But when he gets over the spree, he begins to think once more how he can drink moderately next time.


96.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over the state of the nations, nor ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
We try not to indulge in cynicism over the state of the nations, nor do we carry the world's troubles on our shoulders.


97.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... over the threshold of that home into ...   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.


98.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over the world.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
A.A.'s entered the services and were scattered all over the world.


99.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... over the world.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
Eight tons of books and literature per month do not package and channel themselves all over the world.


100.
View STEP SIX essay   ... over the world, statements just like this ...   12&12 Step Six, p.64  
In A.A. meetings all over the world, statements just like this are heard daily.


101.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   Over the years, every conceivable deviation from ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Over the years, every conceivable deviation from our Twelve Steps and Traditions has been tried.


102.
View PREFACE   ... over the years in the Big Book ...   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.


103.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... over the years past.   BB How It Works, p.69  
We reviewed our own conduct over the years past.


104.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... over them.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
They show how the change came over them.


105.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... over them.   BB The Family Afterward, p.126  
They want him to make a fuss over them.


106.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... over them may bear witness to those ...   BB How It Works, p.63  
Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life.


107.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... over them, too.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.122  
When, with God's help, we calmly accepted our lot, then we found we could live at peace with ourselves and show others who still suffered the same fears that they could get over them, too.


108.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... "Over There."   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
In time we sailed for "Over There."


109.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... over there on the hillside; there was ...   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I could almost hear the sound of the preacher's voice as I sat, on still Sundays, way over there on the hillside; there was that proffered temperance pledge I never signed; my grandfather's good natured contempt of some church folk and their doings; his insistence that the spheres really had their music; but his denial of the preacher's right to tell him how he must listen; his fearlessness as he spoke of these things just before he died; these recollections welled up from the past.


110.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... over to a bookshelf and took up ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.143  
He reached over to a bookshelf and took up a sheaf of papers.


111.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to a Higher Power.   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
So it is by circumstance rather than by any virtue that we have been driven to A.A., have admitted defeat, have acquired the rudiments of faith, and now want to make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to a Higher Power.


112.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to a newfound Providence, then what ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Now if this is not turning one's will and life over to a newfound Providence, then what is it?


113.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... over to get me.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
These good people notified my wife, who sent my newly made friend over to get me.


114.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... over to God as we understood Him.   BB How It Works, p.60  
Being convinced, we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will and our life over to God as we understood Him.


115.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... over to the care of God as ...   BB How It Works, p.59  
3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


116.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to the care of God as ...   12&12 Step Three, p.34  
"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


117.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to the care of God as ...   12&12 Step Three, pp.34-35  
In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him."


118.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... over to the care of God as ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.107  
Consequently, in Step Three we turned our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.


119.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to the care of Something or ...   12&12 Step Three, p.36  
If I keep on turning my life and my will over to the care of Something or Somebody else, what will become of me?


120.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to the care of whatever God ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
No matter how much one wishes to try, exactly how can he turn his own will and his own life over to the care of whatever God he thinks there is?


121.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to the care, protection, and guidance ...   12&12 Step Three, p.35  
Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol, each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous?


122.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over to the Higher Power?   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
So how, exactly, can the willing person continue to turn his will and his life over to the Higher Power?


123.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... over to the nearest barroom and try ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking.


124.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... over to the undertaker or the asylum.   BB Bill's Story, p.7  
She would soon have to give me over to the undertaker or the asylum.


125.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... 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.


126.
View FOREWORD   ... over two million have recovered through A.A.   12&12 Foreword (Note), p.15  
(*) In 2014, it is estimated that over two million have recovered through A.A.


127.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... over us.   12&12 Step Eleven, p.105  
We know that God lovingly watches over us.


128.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... over us all.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
I must turn in all things to the Father of Light who presides over us all.


129.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... over us all.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.566  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


130.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... over us all.   12&12 Step Twelve, p.125  
For it is only by accepting and solving our problems that we can begin to get right with ourselves and with the world about us, and with Him who presides over us all.


131.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... over us all.   12&12 Tradition Twelve (Long), p.192  
This to the end that our great blessings may never spoil us; that we shall forever live in thankful contemplation of Him who presides over us all.


132.
View STEP ONE essay   ... over us: first we were smitten by ...   12&12 Step One, p.22  
The tyrant alcohol wielded a double-edged sword over us: first we were smitten by an insane urge that condemned us to go on drinking, and then by an allergy of the body that insured we would ultimately destroy ourselves in the process.


133.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over what other people are thinking and ...   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.


134.
View STEP THREE essay   ... over when he thinks of all the ...   12&12 Step Three, p.39  
His financial insecurity worries him sick, and panic takes over when he thinks of all the bridges to safety that alcohol burned behind him.


135.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over which we could not possibly have ...   BB To Wives, p.118  
At such moments we forget that alcoholism is an illness over which we could not possibly have had any power.


136.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... over will often enable us to clear ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Just saying it over and over will often enable us to clear a channel choked up with anger, fear, frustration, or misunderstanding, and permit us to return to the surest help of all -- our search for God's will, not our own, in the moment of stress.


137.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... over with self-reliance and contentment.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
From a trembling, despairing, nervous wreck, had emerged a man brimming over with self-reliance and contentment.


138.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... over your drinking.   BB To Employers, p.148  
He remarked: "I'm mighty glad you fellows got over your drinking.


139.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... over your head.   BB To Wives, p.108  
An alcoholic of this temperament may be quick to use this chapter as a club over your head.


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