WHY NOT LET THE ALCOHOLIC or DRUG ABUSER GO TO JAIL AND DRY OUT AND SIT THERE AND PAY FOR THEIR CRIMES TO SOCIETY? After all they may hurt or kill someone next time.By saying that I was admitting "there is no cure"
But is this true? If you think of these people as having only a moral issue then you should see a difference between various cultures and different age groups. What I found in my ancestors to present day family was a pattern of drinkers and alcoholics and in the present families, also, the addition of drug abuse and in some cases drug addition with law being involved.
My observation, drug were not as accessible in the old generations and both were similar or the same process. If this is through then the must be some "genetic component" to the generational process. Is it possible there are two components to the disease a genetic and an environmental component?
The answer is YES----More to come.
Ernie in South Orange County