|Posted by Erin McV on June 30, 2017 at 11:05 PM|
R.S.V.P. -- Yes or No?
Usually, we do not avoid a place where there is drinking -- if
we have a legitimate reason for being there. That includes
bars, night clubs, dances, receptions, weddings, even plain
You will note that we made an important qualification.
Therefore, ask yourself, "Have I any good social, business,
or personal reason for going to this place? Or am I expecting
to steal a little vicarious pleasure from the atmosphere?"
Then go or stay away, whichever seems better. But be sure
you are on solid spiritual ground before you start and that
your motive in going is thoroughly good. Do not think of
what you will get out of the occasion. Think of what you can
bring to it.
If you are shaky, you had better work with another alcoholic
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, PP. 101-102