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If you belong to a 12 step recovery program, you are now aware of these little sayings everyone seems to have.  Often, these little sayings are SHOT AT YOU from both close and far firing grounds.  Sometimes, when we are hit with these Slow Guns, it can just cause a war inside for awhile.  I am going to list several of these for.  Also, there are several Acronyms SHOT OUT THERE, too.  This will be listed for you also. 

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D.E.N.I.A.L. - Don't Even Notice I Am Lying

Lips are moving, we're off and running.  Ever told a story, joke or lie so many times that even you believe it's true?

H.O.W. - Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness
This ones for you, Dad!  Hope you like it. 

 

S.L.I.P. - Sobriety Lost It's Priority / So Long, I'm Perfect
If you don't want to slip, stay out of slippery places!
B.I.B.L.E. - Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
Take it as you will.
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
My Way - No, My Way! - No My Way!
You're as sick as your secrets.
Most of the time, folks see it, know it, or feel it in some way or another, anyway.  Get it?
S.O.B.E.R. - Son Of a Bitch, Everything's Real
WOW!  Life happens at the funniest times!

F.I.N.E.
[I'm]
Frustrated, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional

F.E.A.R.
F
ace Everything And Recover

N.U.T.S.
Not Using The Steps

E.G.O.
E
dging God Out

D.E.N.I.A.L.
Don't Even Notice I Am Lying

H.A.L.T.
[Don't get too] Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

H.O.P.E.
Happy Our Program Exists

H.O.W.
Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness

G.O.D.
Good Orderly Direction

B.I.G. B.O.O.K.
Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge

S.L.I.P.
S
obriety Losing Its Priority

A.C.T.I.O.N.
A
ny Change To Improve Our Nature

P.R.O.G.R.A.M.
P
eople Relying On God Relaying A Message

S.T.E.P.S.
Solutions To Every Problem Sober

K.I.S.S.
Keep It Simple, Sweetheart

 

Seven missed meetings makes one weak.

 

HALT: Don't get
too Hungry,
too Angry,
too Lonely, or
too Tired!!

If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got.
or
If you keep doin' what your doin'
you'll keep gettin' what your gettin'

 

 

A.B.C. - Acceptance, Belief, Change

A.C.T.I.O.N. - Any Change Toward Improving One’s Nature

E.G.O. - Edging God Out

F.A.I.L.U.R.E. - Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Unsure, Resentful, Empty

F.E.A.R. - Face Everything & Recover /False Expectations Appearing Real

G.O.D. - Good Orderly Direction

H.A.L.T. - Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

H.E.L.P. - Hope, Encouragement, Love, Patience

T.I.M.E. - Things I Must Learn

 

 

Progress not perfection.

 

Change the things I can.

 

 

AA slogans, sayings, and assorted inspirations

 

The steps keep us from suicide; the traditions keep us from homicide.

 

The only thing alcoholics do in moderation is the 12 steps!

 

The elevator is broken - take the steps!

 

Step 13: My life is unmanageable, and I want to share it with you.

 

It's alcohol-ism, not -wasm.

 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

 

Gossip hurts - and sometimes kills.

 

Pain is necessary, suffering is optional!

 

If nothing changes, nothing changes.

 

If you do what you always did, you'll get what you always got.

 

Some things have to be believed to be seen.

 

Feelings aren't facts!!!

 

In AA, first we remove the anesthesia, then we operate.

 

Fellowship is the meeting after the meeting.

 

Let us love you until you learn to love yourself.

 

Isolation is the dark room where we develop our 'negatives'.

 

Compare and despair.

 

Don't compare you insides to other people's outsides.

 

Let go or get dragged.

 

If your spinning your wheels, try getting out of the driver's seat.

 

If your ass falls off, pick it up, put it in a paper bag, and carry it to a meeting.

 

Remember the cost of your last drink or drug when observing the 7th tradition.

 

Take an action, then let go of the results.

 

Carry the message, not the mess.

 

Don't tease your disease.

 

It's the first car of a train that kills you, not the caboose.

 

Relapse is NOT a requirement.

Relapse begins long before you pick up the drink/drug.

 

If you hang around a barbershop long enough, eventually you'll get a haircut.

 

Those who matter, don't mind; those who mind, don't matter.

 

Expectations are preconceived resentments.

 

Serenity isn't freedom from the storm; it is peace within the storm.

 

Don't speak unless you can improve on silence.

 

You don't need to "find God"; He isn't lost.

 

Tell it to your sponsor, or you will be telling it to a bartender.

 

Surrendering means you don't have to fight any more.

 

Surrender Dorothy!

 

I didn't use drugs, drugs used me.

 

You can be just a crazy sober as you were drunk, you'll just remember it the next day.

AA Sayings - The Complete? List - "Easy Does It", "Keep it Simple Stupid", and many more.

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