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Patroweder

(noun) The mutually beneficial and reciprocal relationship between a sponsor and a sponsee in Alcoholics Anonymous, where both parties contribute to each other’s recovery journey; from Brazilian Portuguese: “patrocinador” (Sponsor) and Dutch “wederkerig” (reciprocal). Patroweder embodies the symbiotic nature of…

Ignoserv

(noun) A profound and humble acknowledgment of the servant role assumed by individuals committed to upholding the sacred principle of anonymity within the framework of Alcoholics Anonymous. This term captures the essence of a selfless dedication to the collective well-being…

Epakilp

(noun) The protective and secure space created by anonymity, allowing for open sharing without fear of judgment; from Basque “epaia” (Judgement) and Estonian “kilp” (Shield). Epakilp symbolizes the sheltered environment established by anonymity, where individuals can share openly without the…

Anolige

(noun) The state of being equals through the practice of anonymity, eliminating biases and assumptions about others’ backgrounds; from Latin “anonymitas” (anonymity) and Danish “lige” (equal). Anolige represents the leveling effect of anonymity, where individuals are regarded as equals, free…

Spirvival

(verb) The gradual and transformative process in recovery where we experiences a renewal of spirit, an awakening of inner self, and a rediscovery of true potential and purpose; a fusion of “spirit” and “revival”. Spirvival encapsulates the journey of gradual…

Sobersolve

(verb) The ongoing process of acquiring and applying problem-solving skills and coping mechanisms in sobriety, marking the shift from relying on alcohol to confronting and addressing life’s challenges; a combination of “sober” (English) and “resolve” (English). Sobersolve embodies the dynamic…

Tempermod

(verb) The disciplined practice of exercising self-control and moderation in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, fostering emotional sobriety; a fusion of “temperance” (English for moderation) and “moderatio” (Latin for control, restraint). Tempermod encapsulates the intentional and disciplined practice of maintaining moderation…

Recobaun

(verb) The gradual and intentional process, especially in early recovery, of using the Twelve Steps to reconstruct and rebuild one’s life, mending the fragments of the past; from Latin “reco,” (to gather or collect) and German “baun” (build, construct). Recobaun…

Servipurpose

(noun) The essential sense of purpose and usefulness derived from carrying the message to those still suffering from alcoholism, a concept emphasized in Chapter 7 of the Big Book and the 12th step; a fusion of “servire” (Latin for serve)…

Sobrilumen

(noun) The enlightening and transformative journey from addiction to sobriety, often marked by self-discovery and personal growth; from Latin “sobrius” (sober) and “lumen” (light). Sobrilumen represents the illuminating path that we tread when we transition from a state of addiction…