Slogans

AA Slogans

1…. easy does it

2…. first things first

3…. live and let live

4…. but for the grace of god

5….think……think…….think

6….one day at time

7….let go and let god

8….kiss—keep it simple stupid

9….act as if………

10….this too shall pass

11….expect miracles

12….i can’t ………he can……….i think i’ll let him (steps 1,2,3)

13….if it works………don’t fix it

14….keep coming back……….it works if you work it

15….stick with the winners

16….keep right size

17….sobriety is a journey ……….not a destination

18….faith without works is dead

19….poor me…..poor me…………pour me another drink

20….to thine own self be true

21….I came;I came to;I came to believe (steps 1,2,3)

22….live in the NOW

23….if god seems far away, who moved ?

24….turn it over

25….aa=altered attitudes

26….nothing is so bad, a drink won’t make it worse

27….we are only as sick as our secrets

28….there are no coincidences in aa

29….be part of the solution,not the problem

30….sponsors: have one—–use one—–be one

31….I can’t handle it god; you take over

32….keep an open mind

33….it works ——-it really does ! (page 88,line 8 in the big book)

34….willingness is the key

35….more will be revealed

36….you will intuitively know

37….you will be amazed

38….no pain………no gain

39….go for it

40….keep the plug in the jug

41….do it sober

42….let it begin with me

43….just for today

44….sober `n` crazy

45….pass it on

46….it’s in the book

47….you either is——-or you ain’t

48….before you say: i can’t …………say i’ll try

49….don’t quit 5 minutes before the miracle happens

50….some of us our sicker than others

51….we’re all here because we’re not all there

52….alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer

53….practice an attitude of gratitude

54….the road to sobriety is a simple journey for
….confused people with a complicated disease

56….another friend of bill w.’s

57….god is never late

58….have a good day unless of course u have made other plans

59….decisions aren’t forever

60….it takes time

61….90 meetings in 90 days………90/90

62….you are no longer alone

63….where you go …….there you are

64….don’t drink,read the big book,and go to meetings

65….use the 24-hour plan

66….make use of the telephone therapy

67….stay sober for yourself

68….look for similarities rather than differences

69….remember your last drunk

70….remember that alcoholism is ….incurable,progressive, and fatal

72….try not place conditions on your sobriety

73….when all else fails, follow directions

74….count your blessings

75….share your happiness

76….respect the anonymity of others

77….share your pain

78….let go of old ideas

79….try to replace guilt with gratitude

80….what goes around, comes around

81….change is a process, not an event

82….take the cotton out of your ears and put it in your mouth

83….call your sponsor before, not after, you take the first drink

84….sick and tired of being sick and tired

85….it’s the first drink that gets you drunk

86….to keep it, you have to give it away

87….man’s extremity is god’s opportunity

88….the price for serenity and sanity is self-sacrifice

89….one alcoholic talking to another………..one equals one

90….take what you can use and leave the rest

91….what if……..

92….yeah but………

93….if only………

94….help is only a phone call away

95….around aa or in aa ?

96….you can’t give away what you don’t have

97….one drink is too many and thousand not enough

98….keep coming back—kcb

99….anger is but one letter away from danger

100….courage to change

101….easy does it, but do it

102….bring the body and the mind will follow

103….accept your admission

104….remember when…………

105….dry and tighten up (financially)

106….we AAs are ‘gifted’ people

107….there are 12 steps in the ladder of complete sobriety

108….fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed

109….before engaging your mouth,put your mind in gear!

110….i want what i want when i want it

111….there is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem

112….aa is not something you join,it’s a way of life

113….we can be positive that our drinking was negative

114….spirituality is the ability to get our minds off ourselves

115….faith is spelled ……………a-c-t-i-o-n

116….backsliding begins when knee-bending stops

117….if i think,i won’t drink. if i drink,i can’t think

118….bend your knees before you bend your elbow

119….the first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them

120….formula for failure: try to please everyone

121….sorrow is looking back,worry is looking around

122….willpower= our will-ingness to use a higher power

123….aa is an education without graduation

124….when your head begins to swell your mind stops growing

125….a journey of a 1,000 miles begins with the first step

126….god=good orderly direction

127….be as enthusiastic about aa as you were about your drinking

128….you received without cost,now give without charge

129….humility is our acceptance of ourselves

130….trying to pray is praying

131….get it —give it—grow in it

132….faith is not belief without proof but trust without reservation

133….we’re responsible for the effort not the outcome

134….this is a selfish program

135….ego=edge god out

136….keep your sobriety first to make it last

137….i drank: too much—too often—too long

138….aa will work if you want it to work

139….minds are like parachutes—-they won’t work unless they’re open

140….what you hear and see here,stays here

141….alcoholism is the only disease that tells you you’re all right

142….if you turn it over and don’t let go of it,you will be upside down.

143….an aa meeting is where losers get together to talk about their winnings

144….aa is a school in which we are all learners and all teachers

145….god taught us to laugh again but god please don’t let us forget that we once cried

146….serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm

147….aa may not solve all your problems but it is willing to share them

148….it isn’t the load that weighs us down——it’s the way we carry it

149….principles before personalities

150….when u do all the talking you only learn what you already know

151….the 7t’s —take time to think the thing through

152….there are none too dumb for the aa program but many are too smart

153….we all have another drunk left in us but we don’t know if we have another recovery in us

154….to be forgiven we must forgive

155….when we surrender to our higher power, the journey begins

156….the person with the most sobriety at a meeting is the one who got up earliest that morning

157….knowledge of “the answers” never made anyone slip—it was failing to practice “the answers” known

158….h.a.l.t.=don’t get too hungry(h)…….or too ….angry(a)……or too lonely(l) ……..or too tired(t)

160….fear stands for Frustration

161….Ego,Anxiety,Resentment

161….the 12 steps tell us how it works; the 12 traditions tell us why it works………

162….aa won’t ………..keep you from going to hell………….nor is it a ticket to heaven…………but it will………..keep u sober long enough………for you to make up your mind……………which way you want to go!

163….if faith without works is dead; then ………willingness without action is fantasy

164….when a person tries to control their drinking they have already lost control

165….the task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us

166….seven days without an aa meeting makes one WEAK

167….you are not required to like it, you’re only required to DO IT

168….when wallowing in your self-pity …… get off the cross we need the wood

169….we in aa don’t carry the alcoholic; we carry the message

170….the results are in god’s hand

171….we are not human beings having spiritual experiences; we are spiritual beings having human experiences

172….remember nothing is going to happen today that you and god can’t handle

173….when man listens,god speaks; when man obeys,god works

174….don’t watch the “slippers” but watch those who don’t slip closely and watch them go through difficulties and pull through

175….the 3 t’s of gratitude to repay aa for our sobriety: our time, our talent, our treasure

176….it’s a pity we can’t forget our troubles the same way we forget our blessings

177….be careful what you pray for; you’re liable to get it

178….the time to attend a meeting is when you least feel like going

179….work the program from the waist up

180….aa is the highest priced club in the world………if u have paid the dues, why not enjoy the benefits ?

181….the first step is the only step a person can work perfectly

182….the will of god will never take you where the grace of god will not protect you

183….your big book is your sponsor too

184….aa never opened the gates of heaven to let me in, aa did open the gates of hell to let me out

185….the only thing we take from this world when we leave is what we gave away

186….time wasted in getting even can never be used in getting ahead

187….some people are so successful in aa that they turn out to be almost as good as they used to think they were when they were drinking

188….sobriety delivers everything alcohol promised
possibilities and miracles are one in the same

189….get out of the driver’s seat…….let go and let god

190….how==honesty,open-mindedness,and willingness

191….danger sign: when your eyes have wandered from the alcoholics who still suffers and needs help—–to the faults of those whom the program has already helped

192….first we stayed sober because we have to…………then we stay sober because we are willing to……….finally we stay sober because we want to………….

193….slogans are wisdom written in shorthand

194….active alcoholics don’t have relationships;
they take hostages

195….everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present

196….if you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere

197….very recovery from alcoholism began with one sober hour

198….each and every alcoholic—-sober or not—-teaches us some valuable lessons about ourselves and recovery

199….we had to quit playing god

200….don’t compare—identify

201….don’t intellectualize—-utilize

202….RULE 62—-don’t take yourself so damn seriously!!!!!!!

203….aa has a wrench to fit every nut that walks through a meeting room door

204….living in the here and now

205….how does one become an “old-timer” ? don’t drink and don’t die!

206….aa spoils your drinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

207….faith is our greatest gift; its sharing with others our greatest responsibility

208….if you want to drink—–that is your business
if you want to quit——-that is aa ‘s business

209….in a bar, we got sympathy—–as long as our money lasted.
in aa,we get understanding——for nothing!

210….even my worst day in sobriety is better than my best day drunk

211….the elevator is broken——-use the steps

212….let it begin with me

213….when all else fails………the directions are in the big book

214….trust god………clean house……..help others

215….anonymity is so important it’s half of our name

216….if we don’t grow,we gotta go

217….all you need to start your own aa meeting is a .resentment and a coffee pot!!

219….religion is for those who fear god…… spirituality is for those who have been to hell and back

220….there are no atheists in foxholes

221….three suggestions for making an aa speech:
1).BE INTERESTING
2).BE BRIEF
3).BE SEATED

222….when you are a sponsor, you get out of yourself. if i serve, i will be served

223….why recovery never ends: the disease is alcoholISm, not alcoholWASM!

224….the aa way of life is meant to be bread for daily use, not cake for special occasions

225….the smartest thing an aa member can say is, ” help me ”

226….you are exactly where god wants you to be

227….god will never give you more than you can handle

228….slow but sure

229….in aa we say a “coincidence” is a miracle in which god chooses to remain anonymous

230….it takes the good and bad aa meeting—-the good and bad aa talk —–to make this fellowship “work”

231….give time …….time

232….faith is a lighted doorway,but trust is a dark hall

233….the lesson i must learn is simply that my control is limited to my own behavior,my own attitudes

234….the aa paradoxes:
—from weakness(adversity) comes strength
—we forgive to be forgiven
—we give it away to keep it
—we suffer to get well
—we surrender to win
—we die to live
—from darkness comes light
—from dependence we found independence

235….aa works for people who believe in god
aa works for people who don’t believe in god
aa NEVER works for people who believe they ARE god

236….just for today i will try to live through this day only,and not tackle my whole life problems at once. i can do something for 12 hours that would appall me if i felt that i had to keep it up for a LIFETIME

237….there are two days in every week which we have no control over—-yesterday and tomorrow.today is the only day we can change.
it is not the experience if today that drives people mad—-it is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

238….slippers in aa use the rdp—revolving door policy

239….pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth

240….god has no grand kids

241….there is a god and i am not it

242….the road to disappointment (resentment) is paved with expectation

243….be nice to newcomers ………one day they may be your sponsor

244….denial is not a river in egypt !

245….guilt is the gift that keeps on giving

246….the flip side to forgiveness is resentments

247….there is no magic in recovery only miracles

248….fear is the absences of faith

249….courage is faith that has said its prayers

250….depression is anger toward inward

251….alcoholics heal from the outside in………but feel from the insideout

252….3 A’s in aa—–affection (thoughtfulness)
—–attention (listening)
—–appreciation (gratitude)

253….if it is meant to be………..i can’t stop it
if it isn’t god’s will …………i can’t make it happen

254….there are aa members who MAKE things happen
there are aa members who WATCH things happen
there are aa members who DON’T KNOW anything happen
WHICH ARE YOU ??????
Ain’t sobriety great!!!???!!!