According to a recent Gallup Poll, one out of three persons reported that alcohol abuse had caused trouble in their families.
Heavy drinking is involved in 60% of violent crimes, 30% of suicides, and 80% of fire and drowning accidents. Alcoholism is involved in a quarter of all admissions to general hospitals, and its abuse years estimated to cost our society 50 billion dollars per year.
He is a teacher and leader in Xenos and has been studying alcoholism and its effects for over a year.
in philosophy from The Ohio State University and an M. in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Any lapse back to the bottle signified moral laziness or lack of faith.
Typically, total abstinence from alcohol was considered the ideal for society on the moral model.
Alcohol desire is deemed a central descriptive characteristic of the dependence syndrome (Mental Health Matters, 2005).
In addition, alcohol dependence is featured by irresistible desire or compulsion to frequent alcohol takings, and consequently difficulty to control alcohol-taking behavior including post-consumption consequences; disregard of outer difficulties caused by enormous alcohol consumption.
The Temperance Movement, the ultimate agenda of which was the Prohibition Act of 1919, popularized the moral model.
According to this perspective, the problem with alcohol dependency is the moral weakness of the abuser.