I've seen that kind of thing, too, kajz. And I've seen people who make the rounds with some gusto. Also know more than a handful of seven-nights-a-weekers who appear vital and contented. As many styles as there are people.
I think the secret lies in balance. We tend to be extremists. Putting all your eggs in any one basket, whether it be a bar or an AA club, is a lack of balance.
Whenever a person depends on a single source to meet all their needs, whether that be a spouse, a church or an AA group, they run the risk of losing their only support system and subsequent difficulties. Cuz we all know that things have a way of changing. And we change also.
Chances are good that those people who go nightly and seem strong and healthy in their sobriety are high energy folks who have a lot of other things going on outside of the club.
We all know, I'd guess, what it feels like when you've got your teeth clenched and you have to go or you won't stay sober. That's not recovery. That's living hell.
Something's missing from their recovery program. Maybe the surrender part? Still fighting it.
I like to draw my strength from a number of resources. And the variety keeps things from getting stale. Then, if there's an upset in any particular area, I've got other areas to fall back on.
Got "Live Fast;Die Young" beat all to heck!