Arty OF THE WEEK

The Georgia Straight - - Housing -

THE HOL­I­DAYS can be a tough time to stay sober. So­ci­ety vir­tu­ally shoves booze down your throat through the en­tire month of De­cem­ber. That can lead to bad de­ci­sions for peo­ple who strug­gle with an ad­dic­tion. And, with an over­dose epi­demic killing more than 1,400 peo­ple a year across B.C., for those with an ad­dic­tion to opi­oids, bad de­ci­sions are turn­ing deadly.

Re­cov­ery Day B.C. has an an­swer for the very trick­i­est of nights to avoid al­co­hol and other drugs. This De­cem­ber 31, it’s host­ing a “clean and sober” New Year’s Eve party.

The New West­min­ster non­profit will ring in 2019 with the pop­u­lar cover band the Timeben­ders plus DJ Le­jos and DJ Dave Ally. Tick­ets cost $125 for din­ner and danc­ing or $25 with­out the meal. It’s all go­ing down at the Anvil Cen­tre (777 Columbia Street, New West­min­ster). Pro­ceeds sup­port the group’s an­nual Re­cov­ery Day cel­e­bra­tion, which is held in down­town New West­min­ster each Septem­ber. Ad­di­tional de­tails are at re­cov­ery­daybc.com/.

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