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AA Acronyms


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AA = Absolute Abstinence

AA = Adventurers Anonymous

AA = Altered Attitudes

AA = Altruistic Action

AA = Attitude Adjustment

AA CULT = Always Available Compassion Understanding Love Tolerance

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 = Any No Good Energy Rising

ASAP = Always Say A Prayer

ASK = Ass-Saving Kit

BAR = Beware Alcohol, Run

BAR = Beware Alcoholic Ruin

BATH = Behavior, Attitude, Thinking, and Habits

BEST= Been Enjoying Sobriety Today?

BIG BOOK = Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge

B O G G L E= Bad Or Good, God Loves Everyone

BS = Before Sobriety

BUT = Being Unconvinced Totally

CALM = Can Anger Leave Me

CARE = Comforting And Reassuring Each Other

CHANGE = Can Help Attract New Gifts and Energy

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 = Desperately Using Everything but Sobriety

DRY = Doing Recovery Yourself

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 = Finding Answers In The Heart.

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!

FAITH Foolish And Ignorant Theological Hogwash

FAITH For Answers I Trust Him

FAITH For Anything I Trust Him

FAITH Forsaking All I Trust Her (Pagan meaning)

FAITH Forsaking All I Trust Him

FAMILY = Father And Mother I Love You

FEAR = Failure Expected And Received

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

FEAR = False Expectations Appearing Real

FEAR = Feelings Expressed Allows Relief

FEAR = Feelings Every Alcoholic Rejects

FEAR = Fighting Ego Against Reality

FEAR = Forget Everything and Run

FEAR = Forgetting Everything's All Right.

FEAR = F--k Everything and Run!

FEAR = Face Everything and Recover!

FEAR = Frantic Effort to Appear Real

FEAR = Frantic Efforts to Appear Recovered

FEAR = Feeling Everythingís Awful Real

FIT= Faith, Intuition, and Trust

FINE = Faithful, Involved, knowledgeable and Experienced

FINE= Fabulous, Intelligent, Nice, Exceptional

FINE = Feeling 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, Neurotic & Emotional

FINE = F--cked, Insecure, Neurotic & Emotional

FOG = Fear Of God

F_CKED = Feeling Useless 'Cause I'm Kicking Every Drug

G R A C E = Gently Releasing All Conscious Expectations.

GAYS = Go Ask Your Sponsor

GIFT = God Is Forever There

GIFTS = Getting It From The Steps

GOD = Give Others Dignity

GOD = Good Orderly Direction

GOD = Get Out Devil

GOD = Go On Dreaming

GOD = Group Of Drunks

GOD = Gift Of Desperation

GOD = Group Of Drug Addicts

GOYA = Get Off Your Ass

G R A C E = Gently Releasing All Conscious Expectations.

GUT = God's Undeniable Truths

HALT = Honestly, Actively, Lovingly Tolerant

HALT = Hope, Acceptance, Love and Tolerance

HALT = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and 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 = Heart Open Please Enter.

HOPE = Happy Our Program Exists

HOPE = Hearing Other Peoples' Experience

HOPE = Hang On! Peace Exists...

HOPE = Help Open People's Eyes

HOW = Honesty, Open-mindedness, and Willingness: that's how we do it

HOW = Honest, Open-minded and Willing

ISM = I, Self, Me

ISM = Incredibly Short Memory

ISM = In Side Me

ISM = I Sabotage Myself

ISM = I Sponsor Myself

KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid

KISS = Keep It Simple, Sugar

KISS = Keep It Simple, Surrender.

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


NUTS = Not Using The Steps

OUR = Openly Using Recovery

PACE = Positive Attitudes Change Everything

PAID = Pitiful And Incomprehensible Demoralization

PAIN = Pause And Invite New

PEACE = Providing Experienced Attitude Changes Every day

PHD = Pretty Heavy Drinker

PMS = Poor Me Syndrome

PMS = Pour More Scotch

PRIDE = Personal Recovery Involves Deflating Ego

PRIDE = Pretty Ridiculous Individual Directing Everything

PROGRAM = People Relying on God Relaying a Message

PUSH = Pray Until Something Happens

PUT = Patience, Understanding, Tolerance.

RAGE = Real Angry Gut-level Ego

RELAPSE = Recovery Exits Life And Program Seem Empty

RACING = Real Alcoholics Centered Inward Needing God

RELATIONSHIP = Really Exciting Love Affair Turns Into Outrageous Nightmare Sobriety Hangs In Peril

RID = Restless, Irritable and Discontented


RUIN - I = RUN (let God run the show 'cause I ruin everything)

SWAT = Surrender, Willingness, Acceptance, Trust.

SASTO = Some Are Sicker Than Others

SHIT = Simply How I'm Thinking

SIT= Stay In Today

SLIP = Sobriety Loses Its Priority

SOB = Sober Old Bag

SOB = Sober Old Bastard

SOB = Sober Old Biker

SOB = Sober Old Bitch

S O B E R = Spirituality Over Booze Equals Recovery.

S O B E R= Spiritually On Beam; Everything's Right

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

STOP = Sicker Than Others Patrol

S W A T= Surrender, Willingness, Acceptance, Trust.

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

TIME - Things I May Enjoy

TIME = Things I Must Earn

TIME = This I Must Earn

TIME = Tears In My Eyes

TODAY= Thinking Of Deeds And forgetting Yourself - by Joel R

TRUST = Try Relying Upon Steps and Traditions.

TRUST=Teaching Recovery Using Steps and Traditions.

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

WHO ME = Willingness, Honesty, Open-mindedness, Must Exist

WORK = What Our Recovery Knows

WORRY = Wrong Or Right Remain Yourself

YET = You're Eligible Too

YET = You'll End Up There