From the December 1985 magazine.

A Christmas K.I.S.S.

FOR SEVERAL holidays now, I have many people in the program suffer. To some, the holidays are a painful reminder of days gone by, and they are filled with remorse or overcome by a sense of loss. To others, the holidays seem a frightening or threatening time, filled with temptation; depression runs rampant. I began to dread meetings, because I know the topic of every one will be "How to Stay Sober During the Holidays."

It seems to me the real topic of those meetings is "How to Stay Sober During the Holidays and Still Do Things Exactly the Same Way I Did When I Drank." This year, why not try something new? Look at the trouble spots, and change them.

-- C. T.

Everett, Washington

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