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Catchphrases

  • A.A. - Altered Attitudes.
  • Act as if.
  • Alcoholism is an equal opportunity destroyer.
  • Do not quit five minutes before the miracle happens.
  • Easy does it, but do it.
  • Everything is as it should be.
  • Fake it until you make it.
  • Fall down seven times and get up eight.
  • First things first.
  • Geographical? Where you go, there you are.
  • Get out of bed, before you get into your head.
  • I can’t, He can, Let Him (Steps 1,2,3).
  • I would rather be happy than right.
  • If you start, can you stop? Moreover, if you stop, can you stay stopped?
  • It’s better to be in AA pretending to be an alcoholic, than to be ‘out there’, pretending you’re not.
  • Just for today.
  • K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid.
  • Keep coming back; it works if you work it.
  • Let go and let God.
  • Live and let live.
  • Live in the NOW. Stay in the day.
  • Look for the similarities rather than differences.
  • Make use of telephone therapy.
  • Nobody can make you feel angry/resentful/inferior without your consent.
  • Nothing changes if nothing changes.
  • Nothing is so bad that a drink won’t make it worse.
  • On negative self-talk: If a friend spoke to you, the way YOU spoke to you, would you hang around with them?
  • One day at a time.
  • Pity potty? Shame, poor me, poor me, so just pour me another drink.
  • Practice an attitude of gratitude.
  • Resentment and anger are the dubious luxuries of normal men and women.
  • Secrets keep you sick and shame dies on exposure.
  • Sobriety is a journey, not a destination.
  • Sponsors: have one, use one, be one.
  • Spot it, you’ve got.
  • Stay sober for yourself.
  • Step 1 is the only step that you will be able to practise 100%. The rest will be lived with progress, not perfection.
  • Stick with the winners: Do they have what you want? Do they look as though they are enjoying their sobriety? What are they like in the traffic? Are they comfortable in their own skin?
  • The road to sobriety is a simple journey for confused people with a complicated disease.
  • There for the grace of God go I.
  • This too shall pass.
  • Time takes time.
  • Try not to place conditions on your sobriety.
  • Want a drink? Remember your last drunk, play the movie through.
  • We’re all here because we’re not all there.
  • Your mind is a dangerous neighbourhood; don’t go there on your own.