AA Acronyms

A.A.

  • Absolute Abstinence
  • Acceptance and Action
  • Adventurers Anonymous
  • Attitude Adjustment
  • Altered Attitudes
  • Altruistic Action

ABC

  • Acceptance, Belief, Change

ACTION

  • Any Change To Improve Our Nature
  • Any Change Toward Improving One's Nature

ADDICT

  • Anybody Doing Drugs In Compulsive Trouble

ALCOHOLICS

  • A Life Centered On Helping Others Live In Complete Sobriety

ANGER

  • Any No-Good Energy Rising

ANONYMOUS

  • Actions Not Our Names Yield Maintenance Of Unity & Service

ASAP

  • Always Say A Prayer

ASK

  • Ass Saving Kit

BATH

  • Behavior, Attitude, Thinking, and Habits

BEST

  • Been Enjoying Sobriety Today

BIG BOOK

  • Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge

BOGGLE

  • Bad or Good, God Loves Everyone

BS

  • Before Sobriety

BUT

  • Being Unconvinced Totally

CALM

  • Can Anger Leave Me

CARDS

  • Call your sponsor
  • Ask for help from your Higher Power
  • Read the Big Book
  • Do the Twelve Steps
  • Stay active in your group

CARE

  • Comforting And Reassuring Each other

CHANGE

  • Choosing Honesty Allows New Growth Everyday
  • Can Helping Attract New Gifts and Energy

CHAOS

  • Can't Handle Another Overwhelming Situation

CIA

  • Catholic Irish Alcoholic

CLEAN

  • Completely Leaving Every Addiction Now

CRAP

  • Caring Resentments Against People

DEAD

  • Drinking Ends All Dreams

DENIAL

  • Don't Even Notice I Am Lying
  • Don't Even Notice It's A Lie

DETACH

  • Don't Even Think About Changing Him / Her

DIE (or) EDI

  • Does It Easy (or) Easy Does It

DRY

  • Doing Recovery Yourself

DT's

  • Don't Think

DUES

  • Desperately Using Everything but Sobriety

EGO

  • Edging God Out

FAILURE

  • Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty

FAITH

  • Finding Answers In The Heart
  • Facing All In Trusting Him
  • Fear Ain't In This House
  • For An Instant Trust Him

FAMILY

  • Father And Mother I Love You

FEAR

  • False Evidence / Expectations Appearing Real
  • Forgetting Everything's All Right
  • Forever Escaping And Retreating
  • Failure Expected And Received
  • Face Everything And Recover
  • Fuck Everything And Run
  • Few Ever Arrive Rejoicing
  • Frustration, Ego, Anxiety, Resentment
  • Fools Every Alcoholic Repeatedly
  • Frantic Efforts to Appear Recovered

FEEL

  • Feel, Experience, Express, Let go!

FINE

  • Free Independent, New and Energetic
  • Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional
  • Feeling Insecure Numb and Empty
  • Fucked up, Insane, Neurotic, Emotional

FIT

  • Faith, Intuition, and Trust

FOG

  • Fear of God

FROG

  • Fully Rely on God
  • Found Regurgitating On the Ground

FUCKED

  • Feeling Useless Cos I'm Kicking Every Drug

GIFT

  • God Is Forever There

Gifts

  • Getting It From The Steps

GOD

  • Give Others Dignity
  • Gift of Desperation
  • Good Orderly Direction
  • Get Out Devil
  • Group Of Drunks
  • Group of Drug addicts

GRACE

  • Gently Releasing All Conscience Expectations

HALT

  • Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired
  • Hope, Acceptance, Love, Tolerance

HEART

  • Hope, Encouragement, Love, Patience
  • Healing Enjoying And Recovering Together

HELP

  • His Every Loving Presence
  • Hope, Encouragement, Love and Patience

HJF

  • Happy, Joyous, Free

HOPE

  • Helping Other People Everyday
  • Happy Our Program Exists
  • Hearing Other People's Experiences
  • Help Open People's Eyes
  • Hang on Pray Everyday
  • Hang On! Peace Exists
  • Heart Open; Please Enter

HOW

  • Honesty, Open-mindedness, and Willingness
  • Honesty, Open, Willing

ISM

  • Incredible Short Memory
  • I Sponsor Myself
  • I Sabotage Myself
  • I Self Me

KISS

  • Keep it Simple (Sweetheart) (Stupid) (Surrender) (Spiritually)

LETGO

  • Leave Everything To God, Okay?

LOVE

  • Living Our Victories Everyday
  • Living Our Valuable Experiences
  • Loving Our Valuable Experiences

NEW

  • Nothing Else Worked

NOW

  • No Other Way

NUTS

  • Not Using The Steps

ODAAT

  • One Day At A Time

OUR

  • Openly Using Recovery

PACE

  • Positive Attitude Changes Everything

PAID

  • Painful And Incomprehensible Demoralization

PEACE

  • Praying Energetically Always Creates Ease
  • Principles Experienced Activate Change Every-day

PHD

  • Pretty Heavy Drinker

PRIDE

  • Personal Recovery Involves Deflating Ego
  • Pretty Ridiculous Individual Directing Everything

PROGRAM

  • Program Relaying On God Relaying A Message
  • (the best GRAM is a PROGRAM)

PUSH

  • Pray Until Something Happens

PUT

  • Patience, Understanding, Tolerance

RAGE

  • Real Angry Gut-level Ego

RELAPSE

  • Recovery Exists Life And Program Seem Empty

RID

  • Restless, Irritable, and Discontented

SIT

  • Stay In Today

SLIP

  • Sobriety Loosing Its Priority

STAR

  • Start Talking About Recovery

STEPS

  • Solutions to Every Problem Sober
  • Solutions To Every Problem in Sobriety

STOP

  • Sicker Than Other People

SOB

  • Sober Old Bag
  • Sober Old Boy

SOBER

  • Staying Off Booze Enjoying Recovery
  • Son Of a Bitch Everything's Real
  • Spiritually On Beam; Everything's Right

SOBRIETY

  • Staying Off Booze Recovery Is Everything To You

SPONSOR

  • Sober, Person, Offering, Newcomers, Suggestions on Recovery

SWAT

  • Surrender, Willingness, Acceptance, and Trust

TEAM

  • Together Everyone Achieves More

THINK

  • The Happiness I Never Knew

TIME

  • This I Must Earn
  • Things I Must Earn

TRUST

  • Transferring Recovery Using Steps and Traditions
  • Try Relying Upon Steps and Traditions

Who

  • Willingness, Honesty, Open-mindedness

WHO ME?

  • Willingness, Honesty, Open-Mindedness, Must Exist

WILLING

  • When I Live Life, I Need God
  • When I Let go Let Live, I Normally Grow
  • When I Let God Live I Normally Grow

WISDOM

  • When Into Self, Discover Our Motives

WORK

  • What Our Recovery Knows

WORRY

  • Wrong Or Right Remain Yourself

YANA

  • You Are Not Alone

YET

  • You're Eligible Too
  • You're Eligible There
  • You'll End-up There