“A” – AA Slogans

  • AA:It’s Alcoholics Anonymo-us, not Anonymo-me
  • AA: Being a part of something is more important than being the center of attention.
  • AA is the only place whre you can walk into a room full of strangers and reminisce.
  • AA: We are not God’s gift to AA; AA is ” ” to us.
  • A.A. Romance……The odds are good……but the goods are odd.
  • AA: We are not reformed drunks–but informed alcoholics.
  • AA has no fixed address–you can take it with you.
  • AA: We’re here for a reason–not for the season.
  • AA Groups: An AA group will be judged by the worst behavior of its members.
  • AA Groups: When you clean up after your group, you leave the signature of AA behind you.

 

AA Laws:

  • THE LAW OF OVERSELL:
  • When putting cheese in a mousetrap, always leave room for the mouse.
  • THE LAW OF REALITY:
  • Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.
  • THE LAW OF SELF SACRIFICE:
  • When you starve with a tiger, the tiger starves last.
  • THE LAW OF DRUNKENESS:
  • You can’t fall off the floor.

 

  • ASAP: Always Say A Prayer
  • Any two or three alcoholics gathered together in sobriety may call themselves an AA group.
  • AA is a check-up from the neck up.
  • AA is like a shifting spanner…It can be adjusted to fit any nut.
  • A belly full of booze and a head full of AA don’t mix.
  • AA is not a sentence, it is a reprieve.
  • A.A. is a self-help program but you can’t do it by yourself.
  • A.A. stands for Attitude Adjustment (or Altered Attitudes, Acknowledge Acceptance or Avoid Anger.)
  • The AA waltz: steps 1, 2, 3
  • AA won’t keep you from going to hell nor is it a ticket to heaven but it will keep you sober long enough for you to make up your mind which way you want to go!
  • AA won’t open the gates of heaven to let you in, but it will open the gates of hell to let you out.
  • We have everyone in AA, from Yale to jail.
  • In AA, there are no losers–just slow winners.
  • I have become a pupil of A.A. rather than the teacher I thought I was.
  • Therefore our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are.
  • Just accept, don’t expect
  • Therefore our very first problem is to accept our present circumstances as they are, ourselves as we are, and the people about us as they are.
  • Acceptance is knowing the past will never get better.
  • Acceptance: Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
  • Acceptance: Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it.
  • Acceptance: Stop barking and start biting.
  • Acceptance: They’re just doing it, they’re not doing it to you.
  • Acceptance: Turn it over.
  • Acceptance: You can’t change the wind, but you can adjust the sails.
  • C. T. I. O. N.: Any Change To Improve Our Nature.
  • Act As If.
  • Action alleviates anxiety.
  • Action: Lazy works twice.
  • Action: Utilize, don’t analyze
  • Action: You have to act right in order to feel right (not the other way around).
  • Addiction: An alcoholic will steal your wallet. A drug addict will steal your wallet and help you look for it.
  • Al-anon:I’m a Friend of Lois W.
  • Remember Al-Anons: The quicker, the sicker, the sooner, the better!!!

 

  • Al-anon: Known in Ireland as the Provisional Wing of AA.
  • Alcohol gave me the wings of an eagle, then it took away my sky.
  • Alcohol is like virginity, once you’ve given it up, you wonder why you kept it as long as you did!
  • Alcoholic (as defined by self): A piece of crap the universe revolves around.
  • Alcoholic: An alcoholic is someone who wants to be held while isolating.
  • Alcoholic: I may not be much, but I’m all I think about.
  • Alcoholic: I only drank on days beginning with “T”-Tuesdays, Thursdays, Today, Tomorrow…
  • Alcoholic: If it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a…duck.
  • Alcoholic: If I could drink like a normal drinker, I’d drink all the time!
  • Alcoholic: If you drank enough to get to AA, you drank enough.
  • Alcohol: It provokes the desire but takes away the performance.
  • Only an alcoholic would believe that the solution to loneliness was isolation.
  • Alcohol: An alcoholic is someone who finds something that works and then stops doing it.
  • Alcohol: It’s not what or how much you drank, it’s what it did to you.
  • Alcohol: What you thought was the solution became the problem.
  • Alcoholic: Terminal uniqueness!
  • Alcoholic: They didn’t make a glass big enough for me to have one drink.
  • Alcohol: You will be rich when you know you have enough.
  • Alcoholic drinking’s three stages: impulsive, compulsive, repulsive.
  • An alcoholic alone is slumming.
  • Alcoholic: If I could drink like a normal drinker, I’d drink all the time!
  • An alcoholic is not a guy who thinks he’s had one too many. He’s usually the guy who thinks he’s had one too few.
  • Being a “little bit alcoholic” is like being a “little bit pregnant.”
  • I would rather go through life sober thinking I’m an alcoholic than go through life drunk thinking I’m not.
  • Every alcoholic’s favorite brand: More!
  • If you think you are an alcoholic, chances are, you are.
  • The destiny of every alcoholic is to be locked up, covered up or sobered up.
  • You can carry the message, but not the alcoholic.
  • You’re probably an alcoholic if: You think spilling beer is alcohol abuse.
  • Alcoholics are in a class by themselves. Everyone else has graduated.
  • Alcoholics are life-long loners who cannot stand to be alone.
  • Nonalcoholics change their behavior to meet their goals and alcoholics change their goals to meet their behavior.
  • We alcoholics either go to Yale or jail

 

 

  • Alcoholics burn their bridges before they get to them.
  • Alcoholics aren’t afraid to live. They’re afraid to die.
  • Alcoholism: Alcohol went from being my best friend to my worst enemy.
  • Alcoholism: An alcoholic can be in the gutter, yet still look down on people.
  • Alcoholism: Guilt of yesterday, fear of tomorrow, shame of today.
  • Alcoholism: High bottoms have trap doors.
  • Alcoholism: If the cure works, chances are, you have the disease.
  • Alcoholism: If you drank long enough to get to an A.A. meeting, you drank long enough.
  • Alcoholism: Name it, Claim it, Tame it!!!
  • Alcoholism: Once you are a pickle, you can’t be a cucumber. But once you are a pickle, you can be a newcomer.
  • Alcoholism: The three most dangerous words for an alcoholic-“I’ve been thinking”
  • Alcoholism: We are not bad people becoming good, but sick people becoming well.
  • Alcoholism: Your bottom just may be six feet under.
  • Alcoholism: Your disease progresses even when you are not drinking.
  • Active alcoholism is like an elevator; you can get off at any floor.
  • Alcoholism doesn’t come in bottles; it comes in people.
  • Alcoholism is a self-diagnosed disease.
  • Alcoholism is a physical compulsion coupled with a mental obsession.
  • Some people think alcoholism is a two-fold disease–more and right now.
  • God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change
  • the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
  • It’s not alcoholwasm; it’s alcoholism.
  • ALE: Alibis, Lies, Excuses-A killer before and after sobriety.
  • Anger: I can go from grateful to hateful in a second.
  • Anger: If I don’t “pause when agitated”, I might use my “paws when agitated” (play the tape all the way through!).
  • If you meet anger with love, you render yourself invulnerable to attack.

 

  • Anger: We are only as big as the smallest thing that makes us angry.
  • Anger is but a mask for fear.
  • Justifiable anger is best left to those able to handle it.
  • Those who anger you, conquer you.
  • Don’t get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired (H.A.L.T.)
  • I don’t say things to make you angry, I say things that make you angry.

 

  • Anonymity: The second A in AA is precious; it is the word in our name that sets us apartfrom all other alcoholics.
  • Anonymity: Who you see here, what you hear here, let it stay here.
  • A.S.A.P- Always Say A Prayer
  • A T T I T U D E   1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5=100%

 

  • Attitude: You can wake up and say “Good morning, God” or “Good God, it’s morning!”
  • Attitude: It is sometimes easier to give up the wine than it is to give up the whine.
  • Attitude: You get what you expect in life
  • Your Attitude almost always determines your Altitude in life.Attitude in life is everything! Keep an attitude of gratitude. To attract the right person, become the right person.