RECOVERY RELATED
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ALCOHOLICS = A Life Centered On Helping Others to Live In Complete
Sobriety
ANONYMOUS = Actions Not Our Names Yield Maintenance Of Unity and
Service

AA = Absolute Abstinence
AA = Adventurers Anonymous
AA = Altered Attitudes
AA = Altruistic action
AA = Attitude Adjustment
ABC = Acceptance, Belief, Change
ABC = Ashtrays, Brooms, Coffee
ACTION = Any Change Toward Improving One's Nature
ANGER = Allowing yourself to Not Get Everything in Recovery
ANGERY = Allowing yourself to not get everything in recovery yeasterday.

BAR = Beware Alcohol, Run
BAR = Beware Alcoholic Ruin
BAR = Brawls, Anger, Resentment
BIG BOOK = Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge

CANT = caring about nobody today
CANT = Career of Aptitude Normalizing Today
CHIPS = Clean Happy Individuals Praising Sobriety
CHIPS = Chewing Hard Indigestible Potato Skins :-)
CHIPS = CHALLENGING HIS INNER PEACE & SOBRIETY

DEAD = Drinking Everything and Driving
DEAD = Drinking Ends All Dreams
DENIAL = Don't Even Know I Am Lying
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
ES&H = Experience Strength and Hope

FAILURE = Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful,
Empty

*FAITH = Fear Ain't In This House
*FAITH = Fear And Insecurity Trust Him
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 = 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

GIFT = God Is Forever There
GOD = Good Orderly Direction
GOD = Group of Drunks
*GRACE = God Reveals Abundantly Constant Excellence
GUT = God's Undeniable Truths

HALT = Honestly, Actively, Lovingly Tolerant
HALT = Hope, Acceptance, Love and Tolerance
HALT = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired
HALT = Horny, Arrogant, Lazy and Tragic
HALTS = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired and Stupid
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

IF IC-UC = IF I CAN YOU CAN
ISM = I, Self, Me
ISM = Incredibly Short Memory
ISM = Inside Me
ISM = I Sabotage Myself

J

KISS = Keep It Simple, Stupid
KISS = Keep It Simple, Sugar
KISS = Keep It Simple, Sweetheart
KISS = Keeping It Simple, Spiritually

LIFE = Livng in Faith Everyday
LIFE = Living in Fullness everyday
LIFE = Living Injury Free Everywhere

M

NUTS = Not Using The Steps
Normal = Notice,On,Recovery,My,Alumni,Live

OUR = Openly Using Recovery

PACE = Positive Attitudes Change Everything
PAID = Pitiful And Incomprehensible Demoralization
PAWS= post acute withdrawl syndrome
PEACE = Positive Energy Activates Constant Elevation
*PEACE = People Enjoying A Contented Existence
*PEACE = Progressing Everyday And Changing Everyway
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
SLIP = Second Look and Inventory Pervail
SOB = Sober Old Biker
SOBER = Son of a bitch, Everythings REAL
SOBER = Slow on the bottle enjoy the road
SOBER = STOP OR BE EVERY REMORSEFUL
SOBER = Still Obediant Because Everyone Remembers
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
TRADITIONS = To,Recover,After,Drinking,I'm,Truly,Intent,On Newcomers Sharing.
TRY  = Time relies on You
TRY  = TAKE RECOVERY with YOU

U

V

WETSU = We Eat This Stuff Up
WHY   = We'll Help You
WILLING = When I Live Life, I Need God

X

YET = You're Eligible Too

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