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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Celebrating sobriety in society

THE SECOND ANNUAL European Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous Conference, one of the largest European conventions for people in recovery from addiction, takes place this weekend in Citywest, Dublin.

The convention is aimed at young people and their families and the aim is to celebrate “sobriety and have fun”. Over the course of the weekend, events include workshops, talks, nightly entertainment, and a range of activities from yoga classes to outdoor pursuits.

The aim in effect is to make young people’s sobriety more public and understood, in a society where addiction, particularly at a young age, often carries with it a certain social shame and secrecy. > > > > Read More