From the January 2013 magazine.

January 2013: Bright Lights of Fun

How a young AA learned to re-define “fun,” and find a colorful new world

I have watched a few precious young people coming into our program lately. They stay sober a few weeks or months, then drink because they don’t understand how they can have fun without drinking. It’s just a bizarre concept to them. They get into social situations, whether by choice or necessity, and revert back almost instantly to the delusion that bright lights of fun are just beyond the next drink, when indeed the bright lights are spinning from the top of a police car.

When I was young in sobriety, having fun without drinking was inconceivable to me too. So much blind...

-- Snow P.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida