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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... pioneering days.  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.182  
With perfectly good intent, these folks declared that the principle of anonymity was horse-and-buggy stuff, something appropriate to A.A.'s pioneering days.


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View FOREWORD   ... pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain ...  12&12 Foreword, p.17  
With the publication of the book "Alcoholics Anonymous" in 1939, the pioneering period ended and a prodigious chain reaction set in as the recovered alcoholics carried their message to still others.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... pioneering time.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
The flying-blind period ended and A.A. entered a new phase of its pioneering time.


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View STEP ONE essay   ... pioneering time, none but the most desperate ...  12&12 Step One, p.22  
In A.A.'s pioneering time, none but the most desperate cases could swallow and digest this unpalatable truth.


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View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... pioneering which forged a new instrument for ...  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."


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