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3 months ago 0 foxman 1553 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0

I entered the fellowship of AA back in september 2006. Initially I was worried about people drinking around me. But working the 12 steps AA, I realized its our own mind is the one that tricks us into drinking. External circumstances/people dont influence that decision. Using the principles of AA, I am able to lead a sober life.

4 months ago 0 grapeseed 25 logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo logo 0

How do you all deal with friends who drink?

A few close friends of mine drink. They are good people and I like spending time with them but I cannot remember a time I was with them and didn't drink. I have been avoiding them since I quit. It hasn't been too difficult due to Covid but I am wondering what I will do when covid is not longer a valid excuse. I want to be able to spend time with them, I don't want to tell them they can't drink around me but being around someone who drinks will be very difficult for me. I am just wondering what other people did who were in similar situations so I can get a better idea on how to handle this.

Thanks in advance!


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