Mokokchung Alcoholics Anonymous meets
Mokokchung, June 26 (EMN): More than 200 individuals recovering from alcoholism were at a seminar organised for Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) fellowships, on Wednesday in Mokokchung.
The seminar was conducted at the Mayangnokcha government higher secondary school’s auditorium.
The seminar was organized by nongovernmental organisation Ashiponger Foundation.
Subdivision officer (civil) for Mokokchung Thungchabemo was the guest of honour at the programme. The officer observed that the participants decided to attend the seminar because they have chosen life over alcohol.
The officer advised them remain resilient and to strive to find happiness in life even though the society may look down on them or even resent them without understanding the effects and problems alcoholics face.
‘The time has come for the society to understand the problems of the alcoholics that they are sensitive people and to recover from this addiction they need love and only love can cure them,’ Thungchabemo said.
The officer urged the recovering alcoholics that only prayer and faith will help them cross the thin line of death and come closer to the path of light which will be the biggest blessing for their family, relatives and friends.
Tribhuwan Lama, centre manager at Kripa Foundation and Dr. Medem of Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital were the resource persons for the day-long seminar.
The AA fellowship of the various churches has been a vital tool through means of ‘spiritual warfare’ in combating the menace of alcoholism.
Ashiponger Foundation is one such active nongovernmental organisation in Mokokchung formed by recovering alcoholics to bring fellow alcoholics and help them recover from alcohol use.