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One for the road – or maybe not?

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

The time between Christmas and the end of the year is undoubtedly the season for parties. And one thing these parties all have in common is alcohol.

For most of us having a drink is not a problem, we have a glass or two, maybe a little more, then go home and wait for another occasion till we have a drink again. Bu what happens to someone who does not have the tolerance for alcohol that many of us have, to someone who must steer clear of alcohol because of an addiction. How many times have we heard the urging ‘oh come now, one drink won’t hurt you’,  ‘loosen up, have just one’? Innocent words that can do a lot of harm and at best make the person uncomfortable who in a party environment might have a heck of a time dealing as it is.

While I am generally not inclined to make any kind of New Year’s resolution I was thinking that at the start into this brand new year we could make an exception just this time. We could make an honest attempt to respect the words ‘no thank you’, ‘I don’t drink’.

With this thought I wish you all a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2009!