Newbie-need helps with terms used

March 21, 2017

I am a newbie. Is there somewhere I can go to find out what the different terminology used means? I found out what Trike means yesterday. (here I 1st thought they were talking about a motorcycle!!!

Also is there somewhere I can look up suggestions what other members are trying to drink instead of alcohol? Like putting sparkling water in my wine glass?

Thank you all. Look forward to joining in the conversation and your help.


2 comments on “Newbie-need helps with terms used
  1. Kary May Hickey says:

    Hi Gloria! Sounds like I need to write an article about the ins and outs of MM! It also sounds like you’ve been active on either the forum or Listserv where they use these terms.

    For a brief synopsis, MM’s members find signing up for different rosters makes them more accountable (great tool-and I probably need to write an article about tools, too) and helps them achieve their goals.

    Below is the Roster Roster email that goes out every week to explain the different terms to new members. I apologize if the links don’t work. You can join in on any of these rosters by joining the MM forum ( or listserv,

    The Roster Roster

    MM has multiple rosters that many find a useful aid in maintaining their commitment to moderation or abstinence. The Roster Roster is a semi-weekly (M, F) listing of ongoing MM rosters, their purpose, and the current roster leader for each. A link to a listing of common terms and acronyms is given at the bottom of this message.

    If you’re interested in a particular roster, just contact the roster leader off-list! And now for the various rosters:

    A listing of people who have committed to abstaining three times (“triking”) in the upcoming week (Sun-Sat).
    Current roster leader: EileenG .

    A listing of people who have committed to abstaining four times (“F’Absing”) in the upcoming week (Sun-Sat).
    Current roster leader: Mike D. .

    The Sticky:
    A virtual post-it note on Spiceee’s fridge. A listing of people who have committed to abstaining on a given day.
    Current sticky keeper: Spiceee .

    BTB Streakers:
    The BTB Streakers let it all hang out as they run for a streak of by-the-book (BTB) moderation.
    Current lead streaker: J Cee .

    Change Habits:
    Members of the Change Habits Roster attempt to lose bad habits and gain good ones by setting three quantifiable monthly objectives.
    Current roster leader: Pierre .

    3 TOPs:
    Members of the 3 TOPs Roster list their three top priorities—moderation or otherwise—for a given day.
    Current roster leader: Pierre .

    B2B Roster:
    You indicate your objectives for the month:
    A consecutive row of abstaining days in the month.
    A Total of abstaining days in the month.
    A Total of drinks in the month.
    Number of days of your personal Daily Maximum you want to respect in that month.
    You compare your performances to your objectives.
    Roster Leader: Pierre .

    Golden People:
    The Golden People each set a monthly goal for the number of gold Abstar dots they hope to achieve.
    Current roster leader: Jennifer B.

    The Roster Roster:
    A self-referential roster of the various MM rosters.
    Current roster leader: Eileen .

  2. Kary May Hickey says:

    Also, if you go to the forum and post a new thread titled, “Favorite NA drink suggestions, I’m sure you’ll get a slew of recipes. Sparkling water and cranberry juice seems to be a favorite.

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