Alcohol costs $239 billion dollars more a year than its taxes bring in. Each year, it is involved in the following:
40 percent of the homicides.
25 percent of suicides. Suicide is 120 times more prevalent in alcoholics.
28 percent of all traffic-related deaths.
50 percent of all liver-related deaths.
5.9 percent of all global deaths.
35 percent of child abuse cases.
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1).