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The question comes up about avoiding going places with Alcohol.  For me, it has been a matter of your own limitations and boundaries.  Here is what the big book says:

Going Someplace Where There Is Alcohol

"So our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking, if we have a legitimate reason for being there. That includes bars, nightclubs, dances, receptions, weddings, even plain ordinary whoopee parties. To a person who has had experience with an alcoholic, this may seem like tempting Providence, but it isn't.

You will note that we made an important qualification. Therefore, ask yourself on each occasion, 'Have I any good social, business, or personal reason for going to this place? Or am I expecting to steal a little vicarious pleasure from the atmosphere of such places?' If you answer these questions satisfactorily, you need have no apprehension. Go or stay away, whichever seems best. But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground before you start and that your motive in going is thoroughly good. Do not think of what you will get out of the occasion. Think of what you can bring to it. But if you are shaky, you had better work with another alcoholic instead"

Alcoholics Anonymous- 4th Edition -  pg. 101

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Also see Big Book:  Temptation to drink: 77, 121, 128, 188, 280



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