Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Yikes! Is Summer Over Yet?

by Dick on August 13, 2013 · 2 comments

in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Alcoholism, Recovery

corona_beachHey there! It’s been a long time since the last post. My apologies. Life gets in the way. Anyways…

For me, summer is always a very difficult time for my recovery. Everyone seems to be out drinking and partying. Tiki bars, cold beers, margaritas, pina coladas, whatever, it’s out there in the open during the summer months. And these Corona Beer ads —–> don’t help any!!!

Back in my youth, summer was the time for Grateful Dead, Phish and Dave Matthews shows and everything that went with it. Good times for sure, but not a healthy environment for me, at least for right now.

I was at a meeting the other day and a wise old timer called the summer the “Terrible Triad” of Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. He advised to attend more meetings during the summer drinking months.

I’m looking forward to the end of summer and the cooler months of Fall. I love Fall because everyone gets back to school and work, and the focus is more on business, less on partying and drinking. Maybe that will change, but right now, the end of summer cannot come sooner!

How do you guys feel about summer? Is it a hard time for you?  Thanks, it’s good to be back blogging again!


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  • Andy

    Just came across your blog when researching options in addition to AA. I’ve found your insights extraordinarily helpful so thank you! Also, I just got back recently from the Phish shows in Chicago, and met with some folks from the Phellowship. Sober shows were great shows!

  • mani1234

    I love the summer..I am feel like when i have chilled drink in my hand and a wind blow on beach feeling relax..Usually i buy a pack of drink and enjoy the nature.Check this sure you will enjoy it.

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