Local News: Alcoholics Anonymous To Open Chrislip Chapter
Alcoholics Anonymous To Open Chrislip Chapter
The recent tough economic times, combined with our large population of Irish-Catholics, means that the alcoholism rate in Chrislip has never been higher. With that in mind, Jerry Devereaux has begun our town’s first official chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.
When asked if he himself is a victim of alcoholism, Mr. Devereaux stated that he is not. He enjoys a martini or two at lunch, and wine after dinner and before bedtime, but he can quit anytime he wants to, and who is this reporter anyway, his mother?
The local AA has no members yet, but there are several people in Chrislip who could benefit from the program. One is school nurse Patricia Conway, whose bra can be seen in the above photo. Mr. Devereaux stresses that the program’s anonymity is a major selling point. That may not mean much to Ms. Conway, because look at her. But it could be very valuable to some of the higher profile members of the community with drinking problems, such as Debbie Hatcher, who runs the local Wee-Care daycare center.