I just got back from my hometown, which is in the sticks, and i was completely overwhelmed with the fact that alcohlism is such a norm there. It's a small community, but the moment we got in and stopped at the convenience store( one of three!) i saw an old drinking buddy who was completely smashed. There were people, including him, who were just waiting around the liquor store... waiting for someone to come around and share i guess. Then i saw a group of people drinking, walking around in the middle of the day. It got even worse... i saw the most heart wrenching thing i've ever seen in my life... an old man sitting on the side of the road... too drunk to get up. What is wrong with people? How can they turn a blind eye to these people who are so obviously suffering? Why don't they, as a community, get together and find a way to help? I was so completely overwhelmed to be there... and now that i am back home i feel stirred up inside. I hate alcohol... it's tearing up my people's lives and it is such a sad thing. I don't know what i am asking for... maybe just a shoulder to lean on... and prayers for the alcoholics out there who are suffering so badly...
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