Friday, 19 December 2014

The Barnet Eye Advent Calendar - Friday 19th December

Today we are in Finchley, Finchley Central to be more precise! Did you know that Finchley Central has been immortalised in song by the New Vaudeville band? I hadn't realised that the station was such a romantic setting! Originally released in 1967, perhaps this classic should become the Finchley Anthem!

Today is black friday, the day of the year when most people are admitted to hospital with alcohol related medical issues. As it is the last friday before Xmas, many of us hit the bottle. Of course, most of these injuries do not happen to habitual alcoholics, it is those who are not used to drinking a lot who walk in front of buses and fall down the stairs at Farringdon Station. There are however some of us who will come to terms with the fact that we have been drinking too much and it is time to change.

For many, the charity which we turn to is Alcoholics Anonymous. If you are worried and want to speak to AA about your drinking, here is your local Barnet Contacts - - just remember, having a problem is nothing to be ashamed about. If you feel you may need help or counselling, the sensible thing to do is to get it. Dealing with any addiction is never easy or simple. There are many problems as wetake the road towards recovery. Having a good support network is the best way to succeed.

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