Archive for October 26th, 2012

Contrary to what some may believe, I am not against the consumption of alcohol.  That would be terribly hypocritical of me and I won’t go down that road.  Alcohol, when consumed responsibly, is not a problem in society.

However, it raises an interesting question, and that is: how can a drug, which impairs judgment and slows physical reaction, be consumed responsibly?

Not all people who get a DUI, or get in an argument or fight while drinking, or have an accident while drinking, are alcoholics.  They are simply normal people who did not realize they had reached the point of impairment, and that is the scary nature of alcohol.  Because of the time it takes alcohol to circulate through your body, most people are not aware that they are impaired until it is too late, and therein is the problem.

No, I am not against alcohol.  The simple fact is that I cannot drink alcohol; for this alcoholic, it is like drinking poison, and the results are predictable and devastating.  I would love to see a society without alcohol, because statistics don’t lie.  A great percentage of abuse, assaults, and other crimes are committed by people under the influence of alcohol; that is a simple fact.

We will not see a society free of alcohol in my lifetime, so the only hope is that people learn to drink responsibly before something serious happens.  I do not want anyone to have to live the life I lived while under the influence.

If you would like to view my video on alcoholism you can see it here!

Have a wonderful weekend; please be safe and responsible!

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