“I can tell you from personal experience, you do not need to be an alcoholic to be emotionally addicted to alcohol.”
Alcohol is a demon that hunts the wounded, suffering, and weak. Some are more prone the pitfalls of alcoholism than others, such as high intelligence, difficult childhood, alcoholic parents, warm and compassionate personality, even an inquisitive mind. For an intelligent, sensitive person, alcohol is an easy escape, numbing the mind from the responsibility of a harsh world.
Science has proven that alcohol is a carcinogen and mutagen. Research studies have found that even one drink per day can double the risk of developing breast cancer. Alcohol kills brain cells, degenerates the heart muscle, damages the liver, and can deform an unborn child.
Alcohol causes a sharp mind to become dull. Intoxication is the brain's response to being poisoned. Concentrating and focus become work, trying to wallow through a mental fog. How can God communicate with such a mind? It is a perfect setting for Satan's tricks because a mind that is unable to focus is wide open to being led astray by his repetitious whispers. It is Satan's way of preparing the mind for his most degrading and sickening suggestions that normally would appall us.
If you turned to alcohol at sixteen years of age, then emotionally and mentally you will continue to have a sixteen-year-old mind as long as you drink. Spiritual growth is impossible. Alcohol becomes the comfort of your mother, the security of your father and rules your life like a god. Its solvent properties seep into the deepest recesses of the character.
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