"Hi, my name is David and I'm an alcoholic. I wasn't always an alcoholic. I'm not even sure when I became an alcoholic. I didn’t have a full understanding of what an alcoholic was until I was in my late twenties. I was always under the impression that an alcoholic was a homeless person who slept on park benches covered with newspaper or a person who had to go to those silly meetings. There was absolutely no way in the world that I could be an alcoholic. Sure, I drank a lot, but I just liked to have a good time. Doesn’t everybody?
"Not everyone who drinks alcohol is, or will become, an alcoholic. Although, the only difference between a “normal” drunk person and an alcoholic is that an alcoholic is unable to control their drinking. The same negative results from drunkenness can happen to anyone, alcoholic or not. A drunken person is still a drunken person. Knowing this, I have put together 20 good reasons to stay sober (even if you don’t have a drinking problem)."
Note: This book consists of concepts relating to the dangers of alcohol use in correlation with our pursuit of peace and pleasure. It is specifically tailored for the teenage/young adult listener.
©2002 David Bettge (P)2012 David Bettge
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