WE ARE ABOUT PREVENTION AND ALTERNATIVES TO EXECUTION
Perhaps some who come here would like to look up the radio program about to be aired Monday Evening May 19 2008 6-7 PM on npr.org radio or find your local station on http://speakingoffaith.org . Or find archived with option for free podcast: Speaking of Faith "THE SPIRITUALITY OF ADDICTION AND RECOVERY" is the newest program. Of course, the problems are often deeper than can be articulated or understood. Healing and forgiveness is part of the battle. Yet there is much more required for many.
ALCOHOL IS ADDICTIVE although the rate at which people become addicted can vary greatly. Some people lose control over their drinking very soon after getting started. Others become dependent only gradually - sometimes so gradually that they don't realize it's happening. The factors that cause addiction are not completely understood.
You may also want to look up a book -DYING FOR A DRINK- by Barbara Thompson with Andy Spickard, MD. Barbara is a friend of mine. Let us know what has helped you or a loved one. Who knows, others may be helped and prevented from wrecking their lives or relationships.
Also notice the site listed in JOH column to right -PREVENTION NOT PUNISHMENT - for related resources. And don't forget to comment and/or tell us your own story: