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MM GLOSSARY

Abstinence (Abs):  Refraining completely from drinking alcoholic beverages.

Abstar:  MM sponsored online drink tracker

Alcohol Free (AF):  Containing no alcohol.

Blue Day:  Reference to MM’s Abstar drink counter meaning a day in which the participant stayed within moderate drinking limits. (The numbers are displayed in blue.)

By the Book (BTB):  Adhering to the Moderation Management limits of alcohol intake. (See Appendix A-Steps of Change).

F’abs:  Abstaining from alcohol for four days in a week.

Gold Day: Reference to the Abstar drink counter meaning the participant abstained but also took another positive action toward  health and long-term change.

Green Day:  Reference to the Abstar drink counter meaning a day in which the participant abstained contentedly. (The numbers are displayed in green.)

MM Forum:  Private online message board community for MM members.

High Five:  Abstaining from alcohol for five days in a week.

Listserv: MM private community in which members communicate through email which is divided by subject threads. Also referred to as the Mainlist.

MM:  Moderation Management, a peer-support community for people desiring to reduce their drinking.

Moderating:  Adhering to a planned reduction of alcohol

Non-alcoholic:  Containing no alcohol. Abbrev: NA

Moderation:  Drinking within the recommended guidelines of    MM.

Onesie:  Can refer to drinking only one drink in a day or abstaining for only one day. Also refers to a set of tools that can be applied one day at a time. (See Appendix B).

Red Day:  Reference to the Abstar drink counter meaning the participant drank over moderate limits.

Roster:  A list of members committing to an action for a day or week.

Sticky:  A daily roster members “sign up” for if they intend to abstain from drinking that day.

Surfing:  Waiting out the urge to drink.

The “30”:   A 30-day period of abstinence.

Trigger:  An event or situation that increases the urge to drink.

Trike:  Abstaining from alcohol for three days in a week.

WTF:  Total loss of control as in, “What the “f…” happened?

YMMV: Your Moderation May Vary