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Sisysobri

(noun) The seemingly endless struggle of maintaining sobriety, often characterized by repeated efforts and setbacks; a constant uphill battle against addiction; from the Greek myth of Sisyphus, who was condemned to eternally roll a boulder up a hill only for…

Phoenitude

(noun) The mental and emotional resilience exhibited in recovery; the capacity to bounce back, adapt, and thrive in the face of adversity, triggers, and temptations; a combination of strength, determination, and flexibility in overcoming challenges and maintaining sobriety; from “Phoenix”…

Sobermirror

(noun) The moment of clarity when we realize the discomfort of being around someone who is extremely drunk, and feel embarrassed for having made others feel the same way in the past; from the metaphorical “mirror” that sobriety holds up…

Kamileiden

(noun) The reckless and self-destructive passion that drives individuals to consume alcohol in dangerous quantities, often leading to a state of mindless abandon; from Japanese “kamikaze” (divine wind) and German “leidenschaft” (passion). Kamileiden represents the dangerous and self-destructive passion that…

Pandrecy

(noun) The act of concealing the truth, often related to hiding alcohol consumption, spending, or other behaviors from loved ones; the burden of carrying a secret that can unleash chaos when revealed; from “Pandora” and “Secrecy”. Pandrecy, drawing from the…

Koinfuhl

(noun) The sense of belonging and camaraderie that arises from attending one’s first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, often accompanied by feelings of fear, suspicion, and uncertainty; from Greek “koinonia” (fellowship, communion) and German “gefühl” (feeling). Koinfuhl describes a state where individuals…

Lemmonlee

(noun) The state of misery and unmanageability that results from excessive alcohol consumption, leading to the deterioration of one’s life and relationships; the distressing and chaotic condition brought about by the effects of alcohol abuse. Lemmonlee, a term crafted from…

Ketsigr

(noun) The victorious sense of serenity achieved in AA through the gradual dissolution of fear; the attainment of inner peace and tranquility as fear loses its grip on the individual in recovery; from Indonesian “ketenangan” (serenity, calmness) and Old Norse…

Pavorefugium

(noun) The concept of fear serving as a refuge or escape from facing the realities of one’s addiction and the need for change; the tendency to use fear as a defense mechanism against taking responsibility for one’s actions and behaviours;…

Terroinventio

(noun) The discovery and exploration of underlying fears during the process of working the Twelve Steps in AA; the act of identifying and addressing deep-seated fears as a crucial aspect of recovery; from Latin “terrorem” (terror, fear) and “inventio” (discovery).