Unless you live in a cave, it is impossible to avoid images of drinking in magazines, movies, on television, and billboards. Since alcohol is legal and socially acceptable, there is no escape from the advertising.
Sure it looks tempting, watching the images of the entertaining, laughter, and dancing, but that only applies to those who can do so safely. Many of us have had the idea that just one wouldn't hurt; but we know with us, that is impossible.
We will be faced with social situations; holidays, parties and weddings that can't be avoided. One thing I have found in sobriety is that everybody doesn't drink! There are ways to be sociable and politely refuse to be part of the drinking crowd.
Today I am able to be present at most events, provided I have a legitimate reason for being there. The envy I used to feel has subsided and the lure of that first drink has lost its appeal.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Posted by Fireman John at 4:01 PM