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24-hour 'Sobriety Rocks' at New Year's for people dealing with alcohol issues

       People trying to kick the bottle or who have suffered from alcoholism in their family are invited to a 24-hour New Year's Eve event at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2030 W. Colorado Ave.
       Sponsored by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) with participation from Al-Anon Family Groups, “Sobriety Rocks” is the theme of the event, which includes speakers, continuous meetings, a dance and two meals (dinner and breakfast).
       The time frame is noon Sunday, Dec. 31 to noon Monday, Jan. 1.
       Admission is free, but donations are suggested.
       “We welcome anybody who's trying to get sober,” said event spokesperson Kevin McCain. “It's what we do.”
       Child care will be available from 6 to 10 p.m., when a particular number of activities will be occurring. That way, “people with kids can go to the meetings too,” he pointed out.
       According to an AA website, “the primary purpose of the AA group is to help the sick alcoholic to recover, and Al-Anon Family Groups offer strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers.”
       For more information, call McCain at 424-2333.

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(Posted 12/17/16; Community: Groups/Clubs)

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