A healing answer to alcoholism

Though the harmfulness of alcohol is widely understood, many people become victims of it. Many others believe that they can achieve social status by drinking alcohol.

Yet is some liquid really capable of conveying joy and peace? Do addictive or intoxicating substances give happiness and satisfaction? Do they bestow relief from sorrow and sickness, worry and strife? No, never! There is no benefit to be gained from even the most sparing use of alcohol. "Whatever intoxicates a man, stultifies and causes him to degenerate physically and morally. Strong drink is unquestionably an evil, and evil cannot be used temperately: its slightest use is abuse; hence the only temperance is total abstinence," writes Mary Baker Eddy in Miscellaneous Writings (pp. 288–289).

In next week's SENTINEL
March 3, 1997

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