ACRONYMS

ALOHA=A LOT OF HAPPY ALCOHOLICS 


 
AA = Absolute Abstinence 

 
AA = Adventurers Anonymous 

 
AA = Altered Attitudes 

 
AA = Altruistic Action 

 
AA = Attitude Adjustment 

 
ABC = Acceptance, Belief, Change 

 
ABC = Ashtrays, Broom, Coffee 

 
ABC = Ashtrays, Broom, Chairs 

 
ACTION = Any Change Toward Improving One’s Nature
 
ALCOHOLICS = A Life Centered On Helping Others Lived In Complete Sobriety 

 
ANONYMOUS = Actions Not Our Names Yield Maintenance Of Unity and Service 

 
ASK = Ass-Saving Kit
 
BAR = Beware Alcohol, Run 

 
BAR = Beware Alcoholic, Ruin 

 
BIG BOOK = Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge
 
DEAD = Drinking Ends All Dreams 

 
DENIAL = Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying
DETACH = Don’t Even Think About Changing Him/Her 

 
DUES = Desperately Using Everything but Sobriety 

 
EGO = Easing God Out 

 
EGO = Edging God Out 

 
FAILURE = Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty 

 
FAITH = Fear Ain’t In This House 

 
FEAR = Few Ever Arrive Rejoicing 

 
FEAR = Failure Expected And Received 

 
FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real 

 
FEAR = False Expectations Appearing Real 

 
FEAR = Fear Expressed Allows Relief 

 
FEAR = Feelings Every Alcoholic Rejects 

 
FEAR = Fighting Ego Against Reality 

 
FEAR = Forget Everything and Run (polite version) 

 
FEAR = Fuck Everything and Run! (Not recommended–it’s what we used to do) 

 
FEAR = Face Everything and Recover! (Definitely recommended) 

 
FEAR = Forgetting Everything’s All Right (not really!)
 
FEAR = Frantic Effort to Appear Real 

 
FEAR = Frantic Efforts to Appear Recovered
 
FEAR = Frustration, Ego, Anxiety and Resentment
 
FEAR =
 For Everything A Reason
 
FINE = Faithful, Involved, knowledgeable and Experienced
 
FINE = Feeling Insecure, Numb and Empty 

 
FINE = Frantic, Insane, Nuts and Egotistical 

 
FINE = Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional
 
FINE = Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional 

 
FINE = F–cked, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional 

 
GAYS = Go Ask Your Sponsor 

 
GIFT = God Is Forever There 

 
GOD = Good Orderly Direction 

 
GOD = Group of Drunks
 
GOYA = Get Off Your Ass 

 
GUT = God’s Undeniable Truths
 
GUS = GUY UP STAIRS
 
GUS = GIRL UP STAIRS
 
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 

 
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 = I Sabotage Myself 

 
KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid 

 
KISS = Keep It Simple, Sugar
 
KISS = Keep It Simple, Sweetheart 

 
KISS = Keeping It Simple, Spiritually 

 
MMM = Meetings, Meditation and Masturbation (recommended for the first year) 

 
NUTS = Not Using The Steps 

 
OUR = Openly Using Recovery
 

PACE = Positive Attitudes Change Everything 

 
PAID = Pitiful And Incomprehensible Demoralization 

 
PMS = Poor Me Syndrome 

 
PMS = Pour More Scotch
 
PROGRAM = People Relying on God Relaying a Message
 
RELATIONSHIP = Real Exciting Love Affair Turns Into Outrageous Nightmare, Sobriety Hangs In Peril 

 
RID = Restless, Irritable and Discontented
 
SLIP = Sobriety Loses Its Priority 
SOB = Sober Old Bag
 
SOB = Sober Old Bastard
 
SOB = Sober Old Biker 

 
SOB = Sober Old Bitch 

 
SOBER = Son Of A Bitch, Everything’s Real 

 
SPONSOR = Sober Person Offering Newcomers Suggestions On Recovery 

 
STEPS = Solutions To Every Problem in Sobriety
 
STEPS = Solutions To Every Problem, Sober 

 
STOP = Sicker Than Other People 

 
TIME = Things I Must Earn 

 
WILLING = When I Live Life, I Need God 

 
YET = You’re Eligible Too
 
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