A SMART Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Posted on December 18, 2012

“New Year’s Around the World”
Monday, December 31, 2012, 5:00 am – January 1, 2013, 5:00 am ET

Ring in the New Year

The holiday season is full of challenging situations for people committed to addiction recovery, none more so that New Year’s Eve. If you’re looking for an alternate way to ring in the new year, consider joining the SMART online celebration.

SMART Recovery will celebrate its international presence with its annual “New Year’s Around the World” party in the SMART Recovery Online chatrooms. The celebration will begin on December 31, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time, as the Christmas Islands welcome in the New Year and will continue west through New Zealand, Australia, and “around the world” welcoming in 2013, wrapping up at 5:00 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Time) on January 1, 2013 when the New Year arrives in Hawaii!

Monday, December 31, 2012, 5:00 am – January 1, 2013, 5:00 am ET (a full 24 hours!)

This event will be informally hosted by a variety of SMART volunteers and participants and will include:

• Presentations/topic discussions
• Trivia games
• Stories/poems/quotes
• Best movies, songs or moments of the year
• Just hanging out….

All are welcome to join in this annual event.

To Attend: You must be a registered member of SMART Recovery Online (there is no charge to register). Please register in advance. Once registered, you will be taken to the SMART Message Boards. Select SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms – the long blue bar near the top left of the page. Then click on the menu item “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms.” From there, select The SMART Room. (Note: A microphone is not required. You can listen and there is space in which to type questions and comments.)

2 thoughts on “A SMART Way to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

  1. Bryan L.

    While everyone else is going out New Year’s Eve, I’m actually working (from 3 to 9 P.M.). By the time I get out I’ll be too tired to do anything except to go home and order some food. I know it’s not everybody’s answer but it’s mine. Hope everyone has a happy, safe and sober New Year’s. It will be my first. Since I live in N.Y.C. New Year’s Eve is very tempting to go into a bar way to many. Heck there’s one up the block from my workplace. For those who aren’t working, spend time with sober friends or let your friends and family know you’re not drinking. Remember you can say I going to say sober for today. This is my first posting and hope many more. Remember and I will try live for today but also think about tomorrow – but not over-think. I’m only in the beginning.

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