MANY OF YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT THE MANY IMPORTANT HISTORICAL SITES OF THE FELLOWSHIP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS.

I PLAN TO SHARE WITH YOU PHOTOS I HAVE TAKEN OF THEM AS WELL AS PHOTOS I HAVE TAKEN OF SPECIAL MEETING LOCATIONS THAT I HAVE VISITED.





Monday, 25 December 2017

DEC 25, 17 .. HAVE A SOBER AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON

Here in the United States, we are at the peak of the Christmas and New Year Holiday Season. 

Many people find this to be an extremely challenging season to remain sober because of all of the stress of the season and the very overwhelming presence of alchol fueled holiday gatherings. 

It does appear that many, but certainly nowhere near all, business holiday gatherings are now alcohol free. It used to be somewhat of the 'norm' for employees to really 'tie one on' at office holiday parties. 

What to do? IF you absolutely need, or even just want to attend a holiday gathering involving alcohol, one strategy is to be sure to have your own transportation. This allows you to choose when to depart and perhaps attend a nearby A.A. meeting.

The bottom line finally becomes this : You have got to want to not drink. Period. This is not a gray area. It is black and white. It is yes or no.  If you want to remain sober, then you have got to be willing to go to any length to not drink. 

Be sure to attend your regular meetings. Don't isolate during the holidays. Reach out to others. Volunteer to assist, lead and to attend Alcathons in your local area. Eat healthy meals. Drink healthy liquids. Get adequate rest. 

No one said this would be easy. Many of us say that going to any length to remain sober will be well worth the efforts you put forth. 

Best wishes and may God, your Higher Power and your sober associates be with you on your journey through the holidays.

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