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Old 12-02-2017, 10:39 PM
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I stayed away from any places that served alcohol for a while.

I needed to put clear distance between my old life and the new life and the new me I wanted to be.

I guess I'm lucky in that where I live there are a great number of non alcohol serving or BYO alcohol restaurants.

I'd be surprised that a big foodie country like the USA hasn't got that array of choice as well, at least in the cities.

There's a vegetarian Indian place I go to every Sunday night - great food - not a drop of alcohol.

I used places like that to build up my 'sober muscles' and get used to being around people and being sociable without alcohol.

Now I've been sober for over a decade and I can go anywhere with anyone and not want to drink - but I had to work up to that.

Keep working hard on your recovery and you'll get there too, I promise

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