Her’s this week’s “Ask The Morning After”:
I’m writing about a situation I’m in with my friends. I’m a recovering
alcoholic. 2014 has been a difficult year but I’ve been taking it one
day at a time. Now the problem.
This weekend, one of my friends is throwing a big Super Bowl party.
Tradition is, it involves quite a bit of drinking. I want to attend, but I
know with the amount of alcohol combined with friends and old
habits, this is an event I shouldn’t be at.
Some of my friends say that I should come, they won’t pressure me
to drink, but it’s not them I’m worried about. It’s me. I might fall into
my old ways.
Meanwhile they say the party just won’t be the same without me. At
my meeting it was suggested I need to change my friends, but that
seems quite dramatic as well.
How should I handle this situation? I want to go, but my better
judgement is I shouldn’t. Any advice would be appreciated.
Should Joseph attend the party? Or stay clear of it?