Notice: All forms on this website are temporarily down for maintenance. You will not be able to complete a form to request information or a resource. We apologize for any inconvenience and will reactivate the forms as soon as possible.

Alcohol’s Impact in Your World

Every time I see a story about alcohol-related problems, it feels somewhat alien to me. I’ve never been drunk. Nobody in my family has a drinking problem, and to my knowledge, none of my friends do (though some of them have had bad experiences with others who do). I don’t frequent places where people are drunk, and never have. Alcohol’s just not a big part of my world.

And yet it is a huge part of the world. And while I’d guess most of you aren’t big-time drinkers, I’d also guess that alcohol abuse has had a more direct impact on your world. Family, friends, classmates, strangers behind the wheel — whether it’s been their abuse or your own, you’ve been affected by it.

Please talk about how big a role (if any) excessive drinking has had in your world — how much you see it, what damage it’s caused. If it hasn’t had a big role, say so. We’d just like to know the stories, with allowances for privacy and anonymity. And if you’d like to ask for prayers for a situation, don’t hesitate to do so.

(Note: The topic here isn’t drinking alcohol per se. It’s drunkenness. Please stick to that. Thanks!)

Share This Post:

About the Author

Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman has been a columnist for Boundless since the site’s founding in 1998, and did a stint as editor in 2002-2003. He’s also a former staffer and current contributing editor for Focus on the Family Citizen magazine. Matt is a freelance writer/editor who spent some years in Colorado, but gave up the mountains for the cornfields: He now lives in his hometown of Urbana, home of the University of Illinois. His house is a five minute drive from the one where he grew up, and he enjoys daily walks around the park where he used to play baseball.

Related Content