From the June 2011 magazine.

June 2011: Hawaiian Hotline

"We return to Maui almost every year, usually during the first two weeks of October."

Shaking in my new sobriety boots, only a few weeks without a drink to my name, I embarked with my husband on a two-week trip to Maui. I left the treatment center, got home and started packing for the trip. Having previous experience in our local AA fellowship, I was able to contact my sponsor and attend a few meetings before leaving.

Desperation motivated me to follow directions and I was determined to continue working toward the 90 meetings in 90 days suggestion, even on my trip. The committee in my head was very busy on the journey over. I noticed tourists ordering cocktails on the plane and feared I would be the only person on the island not drinking. What a drag.

-- Deborah G.

Angels Camp, California

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