LIFE ISSUES: Alcoholism (Part 7)

Welcome to Apologetics with Carl Kerby!

Today, we’re talking about alcoholism.

Alcohol has often been linked to poverty – especially in poorer countries.

According to Diyanath Samarasinghe, professor at the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, alcohol is a big contributor to poverty in that poor South Asian nation. She said, “Alcohol is a significant contributor to maintaining and worsening economic difficulties, and it likely plays a role in generating poverty too. It keeps poor people collectively poor.”

The truth is that those who develop a dependency on alcohol often use their food money to feed their addiction, leaving them – and often their families – destitute and hungry. In addition, finding and keeping jobs is difficult for the alcohol-dependent, creating an ongoing – and terrible – cycle of poverty.

But through Christ, those who struggle with alcohol dependency can find freedom from addiction and can have productive and meaningful lives.

And how much does substance abuse affect teens? We’ll discuss that another time.

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Carl Kerby is the founder of Reasons for Hope and co-creator of the DeBunked apologetic video series. His radio feature, Fast Facts, is heard weekly on VCY America, Saturdays at 9:25 AM Central.

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