For me... it got to the point that anytime would have been a great time to get sober!!! My problem was.... I couldn't get sober. No matter how hard I tried....... I couldn't get sober. I hope that doesn't happen to you.
My first time in AA was December 28th, 1985. That was New Year's Eve weekend!
And, I got through it.
All was well until the following Memorial Day weekend -- when I started buying drinks for "her".
And, then I started sipping her drinks... until I was drinking her drinks. I got so ripped that I thought I was still sober... because I was buying the drinks for her! I'm a figure-outter by nature, and I figured, that if they were her drinks -- then I was still a sober member of AA!!!!
It took a little over a week drinking... and the Border Patrol telling me that I couldn't bring several cases of booze back from Mexico, for my friends in A.A. that didn't drink.
I was having a hard time explaining to the Border Patrol that "I'm a sober member of AA! This is for my friends in AA that don't drink -- I'm going to autograph the bottles for them so that they can have them as souvenirs to remember when I was sober in AA, too!"
Suddenly..... it was like a Moment of Clarity.... I was no longer a sober member of AA!
Alcohol really does twist our brains in such a way that we eventually develop this strange mental twist -- that some of us refer to as nothing less than plain insanity!
Be careful.... don't let that ever happen to you!
If I don't drink between now and Thanksgiving.... this could be my 22nd continuous sober Thanksgiving in a row.... with no drinks in-between!!!
I'll do the same thing that I've done on each previous Thanksgiving.... I'll be in a meeting somewhere in A.A. That's where I like to spend those special holidays, in gratitude, and hopefully, to be able to be there in case a future member of AA comes in the door, hurting as much as I did.