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    In the last couple of years I have met and reunited with some people who were in A.A. and went back to ‘normal drinking’. This happened today when I went to visit an old friend who was my biggest sober cheerleader when they were in the program, but once we started talking catching up, my friend very nonchalantly talked about how they like to have a couple beers after work every once in awhile. Needless to say I was pretty shocked, and felt really let down because I initially went to this person hoping for some recovering A. to recovering A. support, and also because this person usually landed in jail when every time they drank.
    My friend seemed really healthy and happy today. I don’t understand!
    I’m guessing it’s just a matter of time?
    It did not make me in the least jealous or thinking that it was possible for me to drink alcohol like a normal person, in fact it just made my resolve to stay quit even stronger, but I don’t get it. :cries3:

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