AA Acronyms

AA = Absolute Abstinence…AA = Adventurers Anonymous…AA = Altered Attitudes…AA = Altruistic Action…AA = Attitude Adjustment…AA’s-R-US = Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Unity Service…

ABC = Acceptance, Belief, Change…ACTION = Any Change Toward Improving One’s Nature…

ACTION = Any Change To Improve Our Natures…ADDICT = Anybody Doing Drugs In Compulsive Trouble..AFGE = Another F****** Growth Experience…AIDS = Active In Dangerous Sex…AIDS = Addicts Injecting Dirty Syringes…ALCOHOLICS = A Life Centered On Helping Others Live In Complete Sobriety…ANONYMOUS = Actions Not Our Names Yield Maintenance Of Unity & Service…ANGER = A No Good Energy Rising…ASK = Ass-Saving Kit…BAR = Beware Alcohol, Run…BAR = Beware Alcohol Ruin…BIG BOOK = Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge…BS = Before Sobriety…BUT = Being Unconvinced Totally…CALM = Can Anger Leave Me…CARE = Comforting And Reassuring Each Other…

CHANGE = Choosing Honesty Allows New Growth Everyday…CIA = Catholic Irish Alcoholic…

CLEAN = Completely Leaving Every Addiction Now!…COURAGE = ‘Cause of Using Recovery’s A Great Effort…CRAP = Carry Resentments Against People…DEAD = Drinking Ends All Dreams…DENIAL = Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying…DENIAL = Don’t Even Notice It’s A Lie…DETACH = Don’t Even Think About Changing Him/Her…DT’S = Don’t Think Shit…DUES = Desparately Using Everything But Sobriety…EDI not DIE = Easy Does It not Does It Easy…EGO = Easing God Out…EGO = Edging God Out…FAILURE = Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty…FAITH = Fear Ain’t In This House…FAITH = Facing An Inner Truth Heals…FAITH = For An Instant Trust Him…FAITH = Fantastic Adventure In Trusting Him…FAITH = Fear And Insecurity? Trust Him!…FAMILY = Father And Mother I Love You…FEAR = Failure Expected And Received…FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real…FEAR = Feelings expressed Allows Relief…FEAR = Feelings Every Alcoholic Rejects…FEAR = Fighting Ego Against Reality…FEAR = Forget Everything And Run…FEAR = F**k Everything And Run!…

FEAR = Face Everything And Recover!…FEAR = Forgetting Everything’s All Right…FEAR = Frantic Effort to Appear Real…FEAR = Frantic Efforts to Appear Recovered…FINE = Faithful, Involved, Knowledgeable and Experienced…FINE = Fealing Insecure, Numb and Empty…FINE = Frantic, Insane, Nuts and Egotistical…FINE = Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional…FINE = Feeling Insecure Neurotic & Emotional…FINE = Frustrated, Insecure, Neuroticj & Emotional…FINE = F–cked, Insecure, Neurotic & Emotional…FOG = Fear of God…F_CKED = Feeling Useless ‘Cause I’m Kicking Every Drug…GAYS = Go Ask Your Sponsor…GIFT = God Is Forever There…GIFTS = Getting It From The Steps…GOD = Good Orderly Direction…GOD = Get Out Devil…GOD = Go On Dreaming…GOD = Group Of Drunks…

GOD = Group Of Drug Addicts…GOYA = Get Off Your Ass…GUT = God’s Undeniable Truths…

HALT = Honestly, Actively, Lovingly Tolerant…HALT = Hope, Acceptance, Love and Tolerance…

HALT = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired: Fix these situations before you make any decisions…HALT = Horny,Arrogant, Lazy and Tragic: if you’re any one of these, get to a meeting!…HALTS = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired and Stupid…HALTS FEAR = Hope, Acceptance, Love and Tolerance Stops Forgetting That Everything’s All Right…HEART = Healing Enjoying and Recovering Together…HELP = His Ever Loving Presence…HELP = Her Ever Loving Presence…HELP = Hope, Encouragement, Love and Patience…HOPE = Happy Our Program Exists…HOPE = Hearing Other Peoples’ Experience…HOPE = Hang On! Peace Exists…HOW = Honesty, Open-Mindedness, Willingness; that’s how we do it…HOW = Honest, Open-Minded and Willing…ISM = I, Self, Me…ISM = Incredibly Short Memory…ISM = InSide Me…ISM = ISabotage Myself…ISM = I Sponsor Myself…KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid…KISS = Keep It Simple, Sugar…KISS = Keep It Simple, Sweetheart…KISS = Keeping It Simple, Spiritually…LET GO = Leave Everything To God, Okay?…LOVE = Living Our Victories Everyday…MMM = Meetings, Meditation and Masturbation (recommended for the first year)…NEW = Nothing Else Worked… NOW = No Other Way…NOWHERE or NOW HERENUTS = Not Using The Steps…OUR = Openly Using Recovery…PACE = Positive Attitudes Change Everything…PAID = Pitiful And Imcomprehensible Demoralization…PAIN = Pause And Invite New…PHD = Pretty Heavy Drinker…PMS = Pour More Scotch…PMS = Pour Me Syndrome…PRIDE = Personal Recovery Involves Defeating Ego…PROGRAM = People Relying On God Relaying A Message…RAGE = Real Angry Gut-level Ego…RELAPSE = Recovery Exits Life And Program Seem Empty..RELATIONSHIP¬†= Really Exciting Love Affair Turns Into Outrageous Nightmore Sobriety Hangs In Peril…RID = Restless, Irritable and Discontented…RUN + I = RUINRUIN – I = RUN (let God run the show ’cause I ruin everything)…SASTO = Some Are Sicker Than Others…SHIT = Simply How I’m Thinking… SLIP = Sobriety Loses Its Priorty…SOB = Sober Old Bag…SOB = Sober Old Bastard…SOB = Sober Old Biker…SOB = Sober Old Bitch…SOBER = Staying Off Booze Enjoying Recovery…SOBER = Son Of A Bitch, Everything’s Real…SOBRIETY = Stay Off Booze Recovery Is Everything To You…SOLUTIONS = Saving Our Lives Using The Inventory Of Needed Steps…SPONSOR = Sober Person Offering Newcomers Suggestions On Recovery…STAR = Start Talking About Recovery…STEPS = Solutions To Every Problem in Sobriety…STEPS = Solutions To Every Problem, Sober…STOP = Sicker Than Other People…TIME = Things I Must Earn…TIME = This I Must Earn…TRUST = Try Relying Upon The Steps…WASP = Worry Anger Self Pity…WILLING = When I Live Life, I Need God…WISDOM = When Into Self, Discover Our Motives…WILLING = When I (Let Go & Let God) (Live & Let Live) I Normally Grow…WORK = What Our Recovery Knows…WORRY = Wrong Or Right Remain Yourself…YET = You’re Eligible Too…YET = You’ll End Up There

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