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From the December 2015 magazine.

Feeling Blue

December can be tough for some alcoholics. One member hopes his fellows understand

Another run through the holiday gauntlet: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, New Year's Day and many others I am ignorant of or have simply forgotten. Heck, even Halloween is a marketing bombardment that spurs drinking to excess.

During these times, depression seems to be prevalent, and even more so for those of us in AA. It is no secret that many AA members suffer from depression in some fashion or another. The severe depressive is mentioned in the Big Book (I wish they had written an entire chapter about it). There also is moderate to mild depression. And then there is my case, which is that of the person with depression who longs for the "mental bill of health" he once had.

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