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Submitters Perspective

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Alcohol in the United States kills more people than all the ille-gal drugs combined. The apathy to this social malaise is compounded by the fact that our established medical community has the audac-ity to call alcoholism a disease! This even goes so far as to be in-doctrinated to nursing and medical students. But, if alcoholism is to be defined as a disease, then it is the only disease that:

1) Is sold in bottles and cans.
2) Produces revenue for our government.
3) Has no germ or viral cause.
4) Is advertised all over news-papers, magazines, radio and television.
5) Causes violent death on the highways.

Indeed alcohol (the instrument of oppression) is that which destroys a nation. Alcohol propels one’s health to self-destruction, destroys family life and increases crime.

Alcoholism is for sale in this country. Youth are conditioned to believe that in order to be young, beautiful, and happy (like the commercials we constantly see as-sociated with every kind of social activity and sporting event) we can and should drink! This is re-flected in the high rate of teenage alcoholics in this country. Alcoholism rips at the very foundation of our country, touching virtually every family in the United States.

There is no gene that predeter-mines a person to be an alcoholic! There is no part-icular predisposition to alco-holism other than the intense social pressure in this country to drink. When we as a society call “alcoholism” a disease (besides setting ourselves up to fail), we en-courage apathy and a sense of helplessness within the mind of the individual. Be it sub-conscious or subliminal, there is that association with the word “disease” which tells

us that no matter what we do, alcoholism is something we cannot help because, after all, it is a disease.

Why is it that we do not call co-caine or heroin addiction a dis-ease? Because, to do that would be absolutely ridiculous in that we know it not to be the truth! Why is this same standard not applied to the most dangerous drug manifest in this country, “alcohol”?

Alcoholism is not a disease; but an addiction. It is contracted by the will of man. (It is Satan’s handiwork). In fact, we freely choose to bow to pressure and drink to the point of staggering. Therefore, exercise reason and think; choose not to drink (as you choose to say no to drugs). Don’t drink!

Robert Tilford

[Quran 2:219] They ask you about intoxicants and gambling: say, “In them there is a gross sin, and some benefits for the people. But their sinfulness far outweighs their benefit….”