Keller: Alcohol claims victims from all walks of life

Published 11:45 pm Friday, October 17, 2014

Many people with destructive personalities will go to any length to deceive themselves.

The marijuana user will be convinced that it is a harmless drug. It, in fact, is a dangerous drug that is the gateway to other mind-altering chemicals.

The most abused drug is alcohol. What makes the drug cunning, baffling and powerful is that it’s legal and to many, is not considered a drug.

I’ve had illegal drug users quit their drug of choice and turn to alcohol.

I’ve had alcoholics quit drinking and go to a 12-step program to maintain sobriety, but smoke pot.

Alcohol, the most abused drug, is best described in the following which was anonymously written:

I am more powerful than the combined armies of the world;

I have destroyed more men than all the wars of the nation;

I have caused millions of accidents and wrecked more homes than all the floods, tornadoes and hurricanes put together;

I am the world’s slickest thief; I steal billions of dollars each year;

I find my victims among the rich and poor alike, the young and the old, the strong and the weak;

I loom up to such proportions that I cast a shadow over every field of labor;

I am relentless, insidious, unpredictable;

I am everywhere – in the home, on the street, in the factory, in the office, on the sea and in the air;

I bring sickness, poverty and death;

I am nothing and take all;

I am your worst enemy;


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