Hey, guys, we're starting off serious here:
* In 1987, AZT was first used to treat AIDS. That was a HUGE advancement in medicine, as HIV protesters filled the sidewalks and entrances of USA government buildings, picketing for better health care and specialty clinics devoted just for AIDS.
* The top selling car was the Ford Escort, at $ 6,895.
* The Ford Mustang (my personal FAV) sold for $ 9,209.
* The USA stock market crashed in October, & other world stock markets crashed ( Reference ).
Everyone around me seemed quiet and reflective, but I was busy studying as a pre-med undergraduate student. So my own head was filled with Inorganic Chemistry, Chicano Studies, Intermediate Expository Writing, and Independent Study where I went room-to-room teaching about the genetics of either Tay-Sachs or Sickle Cell Disease. That was my introduction to medicine, as I lived in a bubble.
Today, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence wants to rid society of the "stigma" associated with #alcoholism, hoping to concentrate on getting the diagnosis, receiving therapy, heading toward recovery, and living with Quality of Life.
Especially at home. Especially in front of children and spouses. Life is too short to live poisoned by ugly, abusive, self-inflicted, #alcoholism.
So let us join you in encouragement! Please DO GO DRY! We are behind you! Your money can go to better things than self-destruction - to good causes! #alcohol kills, so give ....give ....give to your own children, or to orphans who are starving and dying. For real. Because According to the CDC today, there is an alcohol-related death every 51 minutes.
You know what I'm talking about. So #alcohol? Get that away from you. You do not need it unless it's a special occasion and you are staying at home, you know? That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it.
Did you know: #Alcohol Awareness Month began in 1987 ?
Where were you?
Take care of your car, of course.
But take care of yourself and your family and your children's memories and generations of alcoholism, by GOING DRY and being that example that YOU NEVER HAD. C'MON!
I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!