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1.
View STEP TWO essay   Whether agnostic, atheist, or former believer, we ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Whether agnostic, atheist, or former believer, we can stand together on this Step.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... whether at a meeting or to a ...   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
When an A.A. talks for money, whether at a meeting or to a single newcomer, it can have a very bad effect on him, too.


3.
View STEP NINE essay   ... whether by "borrowing" or on a heavily ...   12&12 Step Nine, p.86  
Suppose, for instance, that we have drunk up a good chunk of our firm's money, whether by "borrowing" or on a heavily padded expense account.


4.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other ...   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.


5.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other ...   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.


6.
View STEP SIX essay   ... whether God can -- and will, under certain ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
Of course, the often disputed question of whether God can -- and will, under certain conditions -- remove defects of character will be answered with a prompt affirmative by almost any A.A. member.


7.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Whether he dieth by musket Or by ...   BB Bill's Story, p.1  
A good soldier is ne'er forgot Whether he dieth by musket Or by pot."


8.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... whether he has entered this dangerous area, ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
If anyone questions whether he has entered this dangerous area, let him try leaving liquor alone for one year.


9.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... whether he should join us?   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did we leave it to each newcomer to decide himself whether he was an alcoholic and whether he should join us?


10.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... whether he wanted to stop drinking or ...   BB A Vision For You, p.158  
He proved to be a devil-may-care young fellow whose parents could not make out whether he wanted to stop drinking or not.


11.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... whether he wants to go on.   BB Working With Others, p.95  
After doing that, he must decide for himself whether he wants to go on.


12.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... whether he was an alcoholic and whether ...   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
Why did we leave it to each newcomer to decide himself whether he was an alcoholic and whether he should join us?


13.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... whether he will drink or not.   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


14.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... whether his brother has yet received anything ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
And then he discovers that by the divine paradox of this kind of giving he has found his own reward, whether his brother has yet received anything or not.


15.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... whether I dared hide a full bottle ...   BB Bill's Story, p.8  
I wondered whether I dared hide a full bottle of gin near the head of our bed.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... whether I may be able to alter ...   12&12 Step Four, p.52  
These are the sort of fundamental inquiries that can disclose the source of my discomfort and indicate whether I may be able to alter my own conduct and so adjust myself serenely to self-discipline.


17.
View STEP THREE essay   Whether in Alaska or on the Salerno ...   12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Whether in Alaska or on the Salerno beachhead, their dependence upon a Higher Power worked.


18.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... whether in the sewing circle or at ...   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.


19.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... whether it was repaid or not?   12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Did I recklessly borrow money, caring little whether it was repaid or not?


20.
View STEP TWO essay   ... whether it was the hen or the ...   12&12 Step Two, p.26  
Just resign from the debating society and quit bothering yourself with such deep questions as whether it was the hen or the egg that came first.


21.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... whether medical or religious.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost no recovery from alcoholism has ever been brought about by the world's best professionals, whether medical or religious.


22.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... whether, on balance, the religions of mankind ...   BB Bill's Story, p.11  
I honestly doubted whether, on balance, the religions of mankind had done any good.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   Whether our audience is one or many, ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Whether our audience is one or many, it is still Twelfth Step work.


24.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... whether our instinctual needs were met or ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
Seldom did we look at character-building as something desirable in itself, something we would like to strive for whether our instinctual needs were met or not.


25.
View STEP TEN essay   ... whether our resentments were justified or not.   12&12 Step Ten, p.90  
It mattered little whether our resentments were justified or not.


26.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... whether she is still drinking or is ...   BB To Wives (Note), p.104  
But many of the suggestions given here may be adapted to help the person who lives with a woman alcoholic -- whether she is still drinking or is recovering in A.A.


27.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   Whether such a person can quit upon ...   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
Whether such a person can quit upon a nonspiritual basis depends upon the extent to which he has already lost the power to choose whether he will drink or not.


28.
View STEP TWO essay   ... whether the destruction fell on the dining-room ...   12&12 Step Two, p.33  
Yet no alcoholic, soberly analyzing his destructive behavior, whether the destruction fell on the dining-room furniture or his own moral fiber, can claim "soundness of mind" for himself.


29.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   Whether the family goes on a spiritual ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.135  
Whether the family goes on a spiritual basis or not, the alcoholic member has to if he would recover.


30.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... Whether the family has spiritual convictions or ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.130  
One more suggestion: Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live.


31.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... whether the reason be humanitarian or business ...   BB To Employers, p.140  
If your decision is yes, whether the reason be humanitarian or business or both, then the following suggestions may be helpful.


32.
View TO WIVES chapter   ... whether these complications are serious.   BB To Wives, p.114  
A good doctor or psychiatrist can tell you whether these complications are serious.


33.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... whether they are one of us?   BB More About Alcoholism, p.34  
How then shall we help our readers determine, to their own satisfaction, whether they are one of us?


34.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... whether to let him go.   BB To Employers, p.147  
In case he does stumble, even once, you will have to decide whether to let him go.


35.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   Whether we agree with a particular approach ...   BB We Agnostics, p.50  
Whether we agree with a particular approach or conception seems to make little difference.


36.
View STEP TEN essay   ... whether we are drinking or not.   12&12 Step Ten, p.88  
But there is another kind of hangover which we all experience whether we are drinking or not.


37.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... whether we had been believers or unbelievers.   12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
And this was true whether we had been believers or unbelievers.


38.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... whether we had sat on the shore ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.123  
It mattered little whether we had sat on the shore of life drinking ourselves into forgetfulness or had plunged in recklessly and willfully beyond our depth and ability.


39.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... whether we should see newsreels of lunar ...   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?


40.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... whether we think so or not.   BB Into Action, p.78  
Telling them what we are trying to do, we make no bones about our drinking; they usually know it anyway, whether we think so or not.


41.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Whether you are a hard drinker, a ...   BB To Employers, p.139  
Whether you are a hard drinker, a moderate drinker or a teetotaler, you may have some pretty strong opinions, perhaps prejudices.


42.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Whether you mention this book is a ...   BB To Employers, p.142  
Whether you mention this book is a matter for your discretion.


43.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... whether you would have made much progress ...   BB Working With Others, p.94  
Tell him you once felt as he does, but you doubt whether you would have made much progress had you not taken action.


44.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   Whether your employee likes it or not, ...   BB To Employers, p.144  
Whether your employee likes it or not, he will learn the grim truth about alcoholism.


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