Updated Nov. 1, 2017
Grenadine-hued tropical sunsets, fruit cocktails like Quetzal plumes.
Everyone at the poolside bar is looking suntanned and beautiful.
You never felt better.
If this is what drinking is like for you, then you should probably keep on drinking.
The Not Drinking Option
However, if you are one of us who has discovered through personal experience that drinking hasn’t looked this good for a long, long time, then you might be ready to give “not drinking” a try.
The AA Solution
Have already tried “not-drinking” on your own, and found that it is a harder habit to develop than drinking was. Then you might consider joining an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) group.
AA is a great way to meet others who have discovered that the road to a happy, spiritually satisfying life is much easier to achieve when you are not drinking.
Getting support from others who are making the same choice to not drink, on a daily basis, is a great way to live a happier, healthier, and longer life.
AA Meetings In Chiriqui Province
In an earlier article, I wrote about AA meetings around Panama, including Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Chiriqui.
At the time of this writing, there is a good expat AA meeting in Boquete. There are now also English-speaking AA meetings in David and Volcan.
To get the details of those English-speaking AA meetings in the Chiriqui Province, visit the AA site here.
AA in Puerto Armuelles
I am aware of several other AA members who live in Puerto Armuelles.
One of these folks attends the meeting in Boquete only occasionally since it is an hour and a half drive each way.
Each of these has commented to me,
“Wouldn’t it be great if we had an English-speaking AA meeting right here in Puerto Armuelles?”
No doubt, if a meeting were to start up here in Puerto, we would soon discover that there are far more folks interested in attending than meets the eye.
Where ever there are people, you will find AA members.
What’s more, there are clearly plenty of alcoholic drinkers among the expats here in Puerto. Having a good AA meeting to attend might just be the opportunity that some of these “still drinking but wish I could quit” folks need to help them to get sober.
Interested In Attending AA in Puerto
If you have any interest in participating in an AA group here in Puerto Armuelles, please let us know via our contact page or email.
We will be discrete and simply let all the responders know how many folks are looking for a meeting in Puerto Armuelles.
We Will Announce The 1st Meeting
We will be sure to announce the first AA meeting. So if you set one up, please let us know about it.
Thanks for reading,