Alcoholism is a problem that devastates millions of lives every year. I have personally been touched by this disease in a close family member. It changed my life in ways I almost don't understand myself. I found myself helpless to help someone I loved. I think most of you who have had someone close who is an alcoholic will understand just how helpless you feel. Most of us are just not equipped with the skills to tackle something this complex.
In my case I took part in several Al-anon group meetings. They were incredibly enlightening and allowed me to understand what my role in my family members recovery really was. Up until that point I thought if I just tried a little harder I could talk them out of drinking. Trust me that don't work. If you have a family member who has an alcohol problem or if you are fighting the disease then please take advantage of the help that is available.
Alcoholic Anonymous can offer help. This pattern is to celebrate your months/years of recovery. The AA Circle and Triangle is no longer used by AA as an official logo. It is my understand that they placed it in the public domain and told members they could continue to use it as a symbol of their recovery if they desired. I researched it's use and it appears to be okay. If you know otherwise please let me know and I will remove the pattern. If you make this project I suggest you do your own research if you plan to use it in a commercial environment.
The pattern book has a pattern for months and years. The Year pattern does not have the number but I included a template of numbers so you can customize it for your needs.