AA Acronyms

  • AA = Adventurers Anonymous
  • AA = Altered Attitudes
  • AA = Attitude Adjustment
  • ABC = Acceptance, Belief, Change
  • ABC = Ashtrays, Broom, Coffee (or 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 Unitand 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
  • FAITH = Finding Answers In The Heart
  • 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 = F__K 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
  • 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!
  • HELP = Hope, Encouragement, Love and Patience
  • HOPE = Humor, Optimism, Patience, Effort
  • 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, Smartly
  • 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