My Favorite 12-Step Acronyms

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codependency addiction

DENIAL = Don’t Even Notice I am Lying

ANGER = Allowing yourself to Not Get Everything in Recovery

BIG BOOK = Believe In God Beats Our Old Knowledge

DETACH = Don’t Even Think About Changing Him/Her

HALT = Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired

TIME = Things I Must Earn

LIFE = Living in Fullness Everyday

NUTS = Not Using The Steps

PACE = Positive Attitudes Change Everything

SLIP = Sobriety Loses Its Priority

SOBER = Son Of a Bitch, Everything’s REAL

STEPS = Solutions To Every Problem in Sobriety

TIME = Things I Must Earn

WILLING = When I Live Life, I Need God

Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed, LCPC, CADC
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Ross Rosenberg

Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC, CSAT, is an international codependency, narcissism, trauma, and sex& love addictions expert who provides psychotherapy, training and consultation services. Ross is a keynote speaker and trainer, presenting in 27 states and 3 countries. He owns Advanced Clinical Trainers and Clinical Care Consultants, an Arlington Heights IL counseling center. He wrote the best-selling book, "The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us." Ross’s YouTube channel contains 75 instructional/educational videos, which have over 2.6 million views and amassed 24,000 subscribers. He has been on ABC Late Night, a ABC "Swiped" documentary, Fox News and WGN News. His work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune & Publishers Weekly and he blogs for The Huffington Post, &

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