Ok, this kind of pisses me off.
I have been sober for almost 10 months now (1/14/06) and its no easy task and especially not something to throw around. Not one person I have ever met in AA or NA or whatever openly dispalys their chips/coins/thingies like jewelry. They are meant as reminders and tokens of accomplishment. I still keep the 24hour coin with me at all times, even though AA did not work for me and the stint of sobriety it was originally for failed miserably.
I have recently entertained the idea of having a drink, that perhaps i CAN have only one or two like a normal person if I am accompanied by a close friend, that maybe this doesnt have to be a lifelong struggle, but I still would never think of essentially discreditting the attempts of those struggling against addiction by flaunting my coin as a fashion accessory.
k off my soapbox and back to work.