There is a young boy playing. Grandpa sits in the corner watching. The grandpa stands up as the young boy runs his direction. You think they are going to embrace, but the boy runs straight through grandpa on his way somewhere else. Grandpa is gone – taken by his addiction. The whole scene is really a glimpse of what he is missing.
I saw this commercial many years ago and I can still picture it in my mind. I can feel the pain and the jarring reality that addiction steals lives.
Does this pain sound familiar in your own life? Most of us have been impacted by addiction, whether in our immediate family or close friends. In fact, these statistics might startle you…
- More than 10% of US children live with a parent with alcohol problems (2012 study by NIAAA)
- Nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol related causes annually – the 4th cause of death in the U.S.
- Approximately 17% of men and 8% of women will become dependent on alcohol
- 15% of American workers reported being impaired on the job at least once in the past year and 11% of American workers have a problem with alcohol addiction.
Perhaps, as you read this, there is someone in your life that is part of these statics – perhaps it is you. Friends, you do not have to live a life in chains. You can be free.
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