Recovering alcoholics often find themselves all dressed up with no place to go on New Year's Eve.
This year through Dayspring at LDS Hospital, they can revel in a "Sober New Year's Eve Party" for guests and graduates of the substance abuse treatment program."This time of year is the most difficult for recovering alcoholics because of the emphasis on social drinking," said Yasmine Wiker, Dayspring director. "Maintaining long-term sobriety is difficult enough without the social pressures of the holiday season.
"That's why we're hosting this party. We'll start with an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and the pressure will be off. The emphasis, instead, will be on companionship and socializing without drinking. We'll have excellent food, non-alcoholic drinks, dancing - and we'll party past midnight!"
Food and refreshments are being donated by Eat-a-Burger, American Grill, Casa del Sol, EIBO's, Ferrantelli's and Cafe Central.