Attending work Christmas do

Old 11-14-2017, 09:10 AM
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Attending work Christmas do

I'm being pressured into going to my work Christmas do.
I don't want to go, as it's basically everyone just getting pissed into the early hours.
I'm at 72 days and don't want to risk it.
I like the people I work with, there's a free bar, and it will be expected that you join in or you're not a team player etc- all that crap.
So I'm giving it a miss as I just wouldn't enjoy it, and would prefer to concentrate on my health- even though it means people will think I'm antisocial.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:13 AM
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good on ya,beardy!!
my sobriety is the greatest posession i have and i'll do whatever is necessary to protect it, even if that means people thinking im anti social.

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:21 AM
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Good choice! Saying 'No' and feeling okay about it - that's a big deal.

And, don't worry what others will think.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:21 PM
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I wish I had 1 for every time I turned down social events especially works do,s .
You made a wise decision to put yourself first .
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:35 AM
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If the party truly is just an event for everyone to get pissed, then no one will even notice that you're not there once they start the heavy drinking. I know I wouldn't have cared who showed, when I was still drinking heavy. I only would have cared about my next drink.

Stay away, stay sober, show up refreshed the next morning with no regrets.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Beardyweirdy View Post
I'm at 72 days and don't want to risk it.
You've made a good decision and you should not question it for one second. I mean, if you're like most of us, you understand that falling back to addiction could mean, without any hyperbole or exaggeration, your death. And if not death, it could easily result in loss of job, loss of critical relationships and other horrible consequences. When presented in those - completely accurate - terms, this decision is not a difficult one. Don't second guess your decision. Don't go.

BTW - I was not familiar with the phrase "Christmas do." A little cultural education is good! I wanted to add a little humor and say "don't do the do," but I'm not sure if that makes sense in this context.
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