My prayer/dream is that all alcoholics and drugs addicts would face today that they are addicts and get into a recovery program voluntarily. In my younger days I partied too hard, but have never believed I had a problem with either substance. I feel blessed to be an occasional social drinker, because I particularly enjoy good wine with a special dinner. I am not into any street drugs at all nor am I in favor of those who enjoy getting high on prescription drugs. Most people must realize that combining drugs and alcohol can cause death yet those who are addicts just plain don't care; they seem not to value their own life nor anyone else' life.
Drunk drivers should be punished under the full extent of the law, because too many innocent people are killed and injured. Forced recovery is better than none, but it is much harder if the addict does not choose to be in recovery. Even one person killed by a drunk driver is too many! I don't know the statistics, but I'm sure they are depressing. If you enjoy partying please be responsible; how would you feel if you were responsible for a life--possibly someone on their way to store for milk or bread? Remember that your instincts and reflex responses are impaired even when you "feel fine". For younger people the thought, "that could never happen to me" is just mistaken denial. I know this world is tough and people cope however they can at times. It is to these people that I plead with to give the support of a recovery group a chance.