Apr 27 – Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem in the Maritimes, increasingly affecting high school and university students. There are various type of alcoholics: those who have anti-social tendencies, those with pleasure seeking needs, and those who are anxiety ridden people who are able to go without drinking for long periods of time but unable to control themselves once they start. Someone who has had problems with alcoholism made the following revealing statement. “We drank for happiness and became unhappy. We drank for joy and became miserable. We drank for friendship and made enemies. We drank for sleep but awakened without rest. We drank to erase problems and saw them multiply.”. Many good people are trying to help those struggling with alcohol addiction. One organization helping addicts speaks of a “Higher Power.” That “Higher Power” is Jesus, God’s Son. He invites all who struggle with alcohol or other addictions, “ “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell
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