You Can’t Talk Enough About Statistical Horrors Alcoholism Brings to the
Affected and the Afflicted
A.A. and the Help of God
© 2013 Anonymous. All rights reserved
A note to William Bagley 28 who posted today’s relevant statistics on ravages of alcoholism
Thank you for your statistics on alcoholism.
And the important thing is that there are millions more affected by alcoholism than those afflicted with alcoholism. Pills and medicine are not the answer. Way back in 1935, the leading doctor on alcoholism made it plain that alcoholics were MEDICALLY INCURABLE.
Christian organizations and people like the YMCA, Rescue Missions, Salvation Army, Great evangelists like Moody and Meyer and Sankey and Folger, Congregationalism, and United Society of Christian Endeavor made a huge dent by treating alcoholics not as people to be condemned, but as people to be either redeemed or set on a renewed mind walk by the spirit. Their view was contrary to that of contemporaries and predecessors who were anti-booze, anti-saloons, and anti-drunks. And their punitive crusades faded with the winds. For God was not their resort.
In only five or six decades, the treatment picture has become as bleak as ever because people have now used government grants, rules, and research to tell us that "religiosity" is the enemy of the alcoholic and that "spirituality" (with its higher powers, nonsense gods, absurd names for God, and self-made religion) is the new ticket to recovery. It isn't. And God is. But only for those who want Him, believe in Him, and seek Him (Hebrews 11:6) and learn as early AAs did from Romans 10:9 how to come to God through accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
Some anti-AA folks call the above "Jesus talk" or the Christianization of AA. It's not. God wants all men to be saved and come unto the knowledge of the truth. Then it's up to them to turn, to repent and to establish the relationship with God that history shows is as effective today as ever.