Another AA saying

'If you hang around a barber shop long enough, you’re going to get a haircut".

In other words if you are trying to quit taking drugs but you hang out where there’s a lot of drinking or drug taking going on, you are seriously jeopardizing your sobriety…


I used to cut hair in a shop. That saying is true on both accounts.

An AA scenerio… Eminem - Dr. West (skit)

That is exactly why I would get so angry at my kid sister’s “friends” who would bring drugs or alcohol into the house. Or come over when they were high or drunk.

I was very worried that eventually her defenses would weaken and her straight edge conviction might not stay so straight edge.

After her stint in hospital none of her “friends” contacted her in any way. Now that she’s on the mend, some of those friends still haven’t contacted her in any way. I can tell that has hurt her and it is sad for her, but better in the long the run.

A valid worry. Fair weather friends.

If you don’t want to get hit by the train, don’t play on the railroad tracks.