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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 NINE essay   ... 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.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... societies.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Our first nameless groups of alcoholics were secret societies.


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View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... societies.  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.186  
Soon, groups began to receive requests for A.A. speakers to appear before civic organizations, church groups, and medical societies.


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View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... societies and physicians throughout the world have ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Since Dr. Silkworth's first endorsement of Alcoholics Anonymous, medical societies and physicians throughout the world have set their approval upon us.


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View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... societies, and soon became one of the ...  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.


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View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.570  
(This address is now available in pamphlet form at nominal cost through most A.A. groups or from Box 459, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10163, under the title "Three Talks to Medical Societies by Bill W." -- formerly called "Bill on Alcoholism" and earlier "Alcoholism the Illness.")


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View STEP TWELVE essay   ... societies, we do have sex and marital ...  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.


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View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... societies will be welcomed.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
Inquiry by scientific, medical, and religious societies will be welcomed.


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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