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RECOVERY ACRONYMS

Don't

Even

Notice

I'm

Am

Lying

    

Ass

Saving

Kit

     

Real

Exciting

Love

Affair

Turns

Into

Outrageous

Nightmare

Sobriety

Hangs

In

Peril

   

A

Life

Centered

On

Helping

Others

Lives

In

Complete

Sobriety

    

False

Evidence

Appearing

Real

    

Face

Everyting

And

Recover

     

Fuck

Everything

And

Run

    

Frantic

Efforts to

Appear

Recovered

     

Son

Of-a

Bitch 

Everything's

Real

    

Good

Orderly

Direction

      

Group

Of

Drunks

    

Get

Out

Devil

      

Try

Relying 

Upon

Step

Three

         

I

Self

Me

    

I

Sabotage

Myself

    

Pause

And

Invite

New

   

Solution

To

Every

Problem

Sober

   

Sobriety

Loses

It's

Priority

   

Sicker

Than

Others

Patrol

   

Sicker

Than

Other

People

    

Not

Using

The

Steps

    

Becoming

Unconvinced

Totally

    

Carrying

Resentments

Against

People

    

Hoping

Our

Unity

Serves

Everybody

   

Fear

Of

God

  

Nothing

Else

Worked

    

Completely

Leaving

Every

Addiction

Now

   

Choosing

Honesty

Allows

New

Growth

Everyday

   

Living

Our

Victories

Everyday

   

People

Relying

On

God

Relaying

A

Message

   

When

Into

Self

Discover

Our

Motives

     

Keep

It

Simple

Stupid

   

Recovery

Exits

Life

And

Program

Seems

Empty

    

Leave 

Everything

To

God

Ok

Don't

Even

Notice

It's

A

Lie

   

Feeling

Insecure

Neurotic-and

Emotional

    

Staying

Off

Booze

Enjoying

Recovery

   

Sober

Person

Offering

Newcomers

Suggestions

On

Recovery

    

You'll

End-up

There

   

Your

Eligible

Too

     

This

I

Must

Earn

   

Hungry

Angry

Lonely

Tired

    

Can

Anger

Leave

Me

   

Real

Angry

Gut-level

Ego

   

Any

No

Good

Energy

Rising

   

Personal

Recovery

Involves

Defeating

Ego

   

What

Our

Recovery

Knows

   

Honest

Openminded

Willing

    

Comfort

And

Resassuring

Each-other

   

No

Other

Way

  

B.efore

S.obriety

       

Pityful

And

Incomprehensible

Demoralization

   

Pretty

heavy

Drinker 

   

Start

Talking

About

Recovery

Edging

God

Out

   

Happy

Our

Program

Exists

    

Any

Change

To

Improve

Our

Nature

   

His

Ever

Loving

Presence

    

Wrong

Or

Right

Remain

Yourself

    

God

Is

Forever

There

        

Getting

It

From

The

Steps

         

Worry

Anger

Self

Pity

     

Hearing

Other

People's

Experiences

    

Father

And

Mother

I

Love

You

    

Facing

An

Inner

Truth

Helps

    

Simply

How

I'm

Thinking

   

I

Sponsor

Myself

    

Incredibly

Short

Memory

     

Believing

In

God

Beats

Our

Old

Knowledge

   

Healing

Enjoying

And

Recoverying

Together

    

Staying

Off

Booze

Recovery 

Is

Everything

To

You

     

Saving

Our

Lives

Using

The

Inventory

Of

Needed

Steps


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 Live 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
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