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"... we aren't a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it. We
One of the most surprising things a newcomer may hear at a C.A. meeting is the sound of laughter. How is it possible that
the same people who probably started drinking or using drugs in the pursuit of a good time are now having an even better
time without mind-altering substances? At first out of necessity, and then from an honest desire to be open to new
experiences, we have allowed those who came before us to teach us how to have fun in recovery. Here are some
suggestions you may wish to try:
The Meeting After the Meeting
Many groups get together for coffee or a meal after the meeting is over. This is a great way to get to know other members
has had the experience of being there for the first time, too.
C.A. Activities and Conventions
Dances, campouts, picnics and potlucks are just a few of the activities which may be organized by the local C.A.
fellowship. Fellowship events help us learn to enjoy such activities sober in a safe and supportive atmosphere, perhaps for
the first time.
Conventions are generally on a larger scale, where members may come from other areas or even other countries to
participate. Conventions offer the opportunity to attend workshops and hear speakers we might never have heard before,
so that we can experience the C.A. message of recovery in a new way.
How can something called work be fun? It all depends on who your coworkers are. Getting involved in service, whether at
your home group or perhaps on a committee planning a C.A. activity, can lead to new friendships with others who are
seriously committed to their recovery. In the process, we have the opportunity to learn about service structure, the 12
Traditions, and everything that happens behind the scenes to keep C.A. going strong.
Willingness and Open-Mindedness
trusted servant, such as the group's Secretary or GSR, or look on the internet at www.ca.org for information on C.A.
activities and events. We can also ask our sponsors, friends, or fellow home group members for suggestions on new, fun
things to do.
Each time we make the effort to have open minds, try something new and end up enjoying ourselves, we add to our
recovery foundation. As we grow more spiritually fit, we may find we can participate in activities we chose to forego when
we first got sober. Before long, it becomes easy to have fun in recovery. Instead of feeling like we are missing out on
having a good time, we become grateful for the new opportunities we have to celebrate being happy, joyous and free.
1 Alcoholics Anonymous, page 132
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