A.A. – Absolute Abstinence

A.A. – Adventurers Anonymous

A.A. – Altered Attitudes

A.A. – Altruistic Action

A.A. – Attitude Adjustment

A.B.C. – Acceptance, Belief, Change

A.B.C. – Ashtrays, Broom, Coffee

A.B.C. – Ashtrays, Broom, Chairs

A.C.T.I.O.N. – Any Change Toward Improving One’s Nature

A.L.C.O.H.O.L.I.C.S. – A Life Centered on Helping Others Live In Complete Sobriety

A.N.O.N.Y.M.O.U.S. – Actions Not Our Names Yield Maintenance of Unity and Service

B.A.R. – Beware Alcohol, Run

B.A.R. – Beware Alcoholic Ruin

B.I.G. B.O.O.K. – Believing in God Beats Our Old Knowledge

C.I.A. – Catholic Irish Alcoholic

D.E.A.D. – Drinking Ends All Dreams

D.E.N.I.A.L. – Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying

D.E.T.A.C.H. – Don’t Even Think About Changing Him/Her

D.U.E.S. – Desperately Using Everything but Sobriety

E.G.O. – Edge God Out

E.G.O. – Edging God Out

E.G.O. – Easing God Out.

F.A.I.L.U.R.E. – Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty

F.A.I.T.H. – Fear Ain’t In This House

F.E.A.R. – Future Events Appearing Real

F.E.A.R. – Few Ever Arrive Rejoicing

F.E.A.R. – Failure Expected and Received

F.E.A.R. – Fear Expressed Allows Relief

F.E.A.R. – Feelings Every Alcoholic Rejects

F.E.A.R. – Fighting Ego Against Reality

F.E.A.R. – Forget Everything and Run (polite version)

F.E.A.R. – Forgetting Everything’s All Right (not really!)

F.E.A.R. – Frantic Effort to Appear Real

F.E.A.R. – Frantic Efforts to Appear Recovered

F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appears Real.

F.E.A.R. – Face Everything and Recover.

F.E.A.R – False Expectations Appearing Real.

F.I.N.E. – Feeling Insecure, Numb and Empty

F.I.N.E. – Frantic, Insane, Nuts and Egotistical

F.I.N.E. – Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional

F.I.N.E. – Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional

G.A.Y.S. – Go Ask Your Sponsor

G.O.D – Good Orderly Direction.

G.O.D. – Group of Drunks

G.U.I.L.T. God Understands I Lack Trust.

G.U.T. – God’s Undeniable Truth

H.A.L.T. – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired.

H.A.L.T. – Honestly, Actively, Lovingly Tolerant

H.A.L.T. – Hope, Acceptance, Love and Tolerance

H.A.L.T. – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired: Fix these situations before you make any decisions.

H.A.L.T. – Horny, Arrogant, Lazy and Tragic: if you’re any one of these, get to a meeting!

H.A.L.T.S. – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired and Stupid

H.A.L.T.S. F.E.A.R. – Hope, Acceptance, Love and Tolerance Stops Forgetting that Everything’s All Right

H.E.L.P. – His/Her Ever Loving Presence

H.E.L.P. – Hope, Encouragement, Love and Patience

H.I.T. – Hang In There

H.O.P.E. – Happy Our Program Exists

H.O.P.E. – Hearing Other Peoples’ Experience

H.O.P.E. – Hang On! Peace Exists

H.O.W. – Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness: that’s how we do it

H.O.W. – Honest, Open-minded and Willing

I.S.M. – I, Self, Me

I.S.M. – Incredibly Short Memory

I.S.M. – In Side Me

I.S.M. – I Sabotage Myself

I.S.M. – I Sponsor Myself.

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Stupid.

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sugar

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetheart

N.U.T.S. – Not Using the Steps

P.A.C.E. – Positive Attitudes Change Everything

P.A.I.D. – Pitiful and Incomprehensible Demoralization

P.H.D. – Poor Helpless Drunk

P.M.S. – Physical, Mental, Spiritual

P.M.S . – Poor Me Syndrome

P.M.S. – Pour More Scotch

P.R.O.G.R.A.M. – People Relying on God Relaying a Message

P.U.S.H. – Pray Until Something Happens

R.E.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.H.I.P. – Real Exciting Love Affair Turns into Outrageous Nightmare, Sobriety Hangs In Peril

R.I.D. – Restless, Irritable and Discontented

S.L.I.P. – Sobriety Loses It’s Priority

S.L.I.P. – Something Lousy I Planned

S.L.I.P. – Something Lacking in the Program

S.O.B. – Sober Old Bag

S.O.B. – Sober Old Biker

S.O.B.E.R. – Simply Observe Bill’s Exemplary Recovery

S.P.O.N.S.O.R. – Sober Person Offering Newcomers Suggestions on Recovery

S.T.E.P.S. – Solutions to Every Problem in Sobriety

S.T.E.P.S. – Solutions to Every Problem, Sober

S.T.O.P. – Sicker Than Other People

T.H.I.N.K. – The Happiness I Never Knew

T.I.M.E. – This I Must Earn

T.I.M.E. – Things I Must Earn

T.S.D.D. – Tough Shit Don’t Drink

W.I.L.L.I.N.G – When I Live Life, I Need God

Y.E.T. – You’re Eligible Too

A short form of the Serenity Prayer – Fuck it.

A.S.K. – Ass Saving Kit

Don’t use even if your ass falls off.

F.E.A.R. – Fuck Everything and Run! (not recommended–it’s what we used to do)

F.I.N.E. – Fucked up, insecure, neurotic, and emotional

God puts assholes in our lives, so we may recognize our own potential!

G.O.Y.A. – Get Off Your Ass *

If you keep bringing your butt to meetings, sooner or later your brain will follow.

If your ass falls off, pick it up and bring it to Recovery If we can’t show you how to put it back on we’ll teach you a new way to sit!

I think. Therefore, I’m fucked.

My ass was on fire.

P.M.S. – Piss and Moan Syndrome

S.O.B. – Sober Old Bastard

S.O.B.E.R. – Son of a Bitch Everything’s Real

The bluebird of happiness pissed all over my cornflakes this morning.

T.S.D.D. – Tough Shit Don’t Drink. *

You can’t save your face and your ass at the same time