Alcohol

What the Church Can Do About the Alcohol-Related Death Epidemic

"While the church has more to offer an addict, even many Christians turn to 12-step programs (like Alcoholics Anonymous). Why? According to Dunnington, one reason is that churches aren’t calling people to confess their sins or admit they are sinners" - TGC

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“...the rate of deaths involving alcohol has risen more than 50% over the last two decades”

"In addition to identifying a steep increase in the rate of alcohol-related deaths, the study’s authors also presented other findings showing an increase in the annual number of alcohol-related injuries. From 2006 to 2014, the rate of emergency room admissions due to alcohol consumption increased 47.3% among those older than 12, while alcohol-related hospitalizations increased 51.4% between 2000 and 2015." - W. Examiner

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“In my nearly 4 decades of ministry I’ve seen too many families torn apart, marriages disintegrate, children hurt, and untold damage caused because of the exercise of this 'freedom in Christ'”

"I am not a prohibitionist. I believe that efforts to classify wine in the Bible as grape juice border on the silly. People drank alcoholic beverages and the Bible does not call that sin." - I Hate Alcohol

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9 Things You Should Know About Prohibition

"One hundred years ago today, the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified, prohibiting “intoxicating liquors” in the United States and launching the era known as Prohibition. Here are nine things you should about Prohibition and how the religiously inspired temperance movement transformed America." - TGC

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Alcohol deaths climbing, men twice as likely to die

“The data… show that alcohol-related deaths have climbed steadily from the 19,469 deaths recorded in 1999. Deaths from misusing alcohol did not decline at any time since that period, and they included not only alcohol poisonings but also alcoholic liver disease and cirrhosis. They do not include deaths from accidents people have while they are drinking, because in these instances, the cause of death would be drowning, a car accident, or a fall.” - Examiner

 

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The US knows how to address its drinking problem, but proven fixes are hard to sell

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