Thought for the Holidays

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This thought has crossed my mind numerous times:

I got loaded every day for years, so does that mean I should go to a meeting every day for years?  How about during holidays?

I believe the answer is yes to both questions.

When I got sober it was “suggested” that I go to a meeting every day, for 90 days.

I listened to this “suggestion” reluctantly at first. I was lucky in that I loved the first meeting that I attended. I loved it so much that I went to one that evening as well: 8pm Monday night at Beacon House!!

There is one thing that always sticks out in my mind about the holiday question.

In treatment, we have group and go to meetings on holidays – we do not take a break for the disease. Why? Because the disease never takes a break. Did you quit drinking or using on holidays? I absolutely did not.

My “suggestion” is to go to a meeting during the holidays. Never take a break from your recovery, just as you never took a break from using while active in your disease.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!