Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. Thus we find the fellowship, and so will you. Alcoholics Anonymous pg 152
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 NLT
Father, I thank you that fellowship is your idea. Thank you for creating me to desire fellowship with you and my fellows. Help me to not only help others but to receive help as well. Season my speech with grace and show me how I can encourage someone today. I thank you for release from care, boredom and worry. Thank you for the people that you’ve placed in my life to fellowship with. In Jesus Name, Amen.