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At Home in Hawaii

After moving far away, they had to rebuild their sober network

When we retired three years ago and moved to Hawaii, I stopped going to meetings for a few weeks—it’s so easy to do. My husband is even better at playing hooky than I am but one night we looked at each other and said, "Lets go."

That meeting was a combination of old sobriety and newcomers, many with court cards to be signed. It became our home group. We knew we could bring something to it and we had time again to work with newcomers. Some nights, a group of us went to coffee after the meeting but not often. I wasn’t really making friends and I missed having the social network I had left behind in California.

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