• N.U.T.S. Not Using the Steps
  • K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid
  • H.O.P.E. Happy Our Program Exists
  • R.E.L.A.P.S.E. Recovery Exits Life And Program Seems Empty
  • B.I.G.B.O.O.K. Believing In God Beats Our Old Knowledge
  • S.L.I.P. Sobriety Losing Its Priority
  • F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real
  • D.E.N.I.A.L. Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying
  • A.C.T.I.O.N. Any Change To Improve Our Nature
  • E.G.O. Edging God Out
  • F.A.I.T.H. Facing An Inner Truth Heals
  • G.O.D. Good Orderly Direction
  • H.A.L.T. (Don’t get too) Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired
  • B.L.O.A.T.E.D. (Don’t get too) Bored, Lonely, Overwhelmed, Angry, Tired, Excited or Depressed
  • S.T.E.P.S. Solutions To Every Problem Straight
  • F.I.N.E. (I’m) Frustrated Insecure Neurotic Emotional
  • S.P.O.N.S.O.R. Sober Person Offering Newcomers Suggestions on Recovery
  • P.R.O.G.R.A.M. People Relying on God Relaying a Message
  • B.I.N.G.E. Because I’m Not Good Enough
NOTE: These acronyms are not officially OA Conference approved, but many are common in our OA culture.

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