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
 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
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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