It makes me crazy when addicts say "a drink of alcohol will lead me back to my drug of choice so I don't drink." This is rehab speak being parroted by a bunch of zombies. Rehabs like to tell addicts that since they are addicted to xanex or vicodin or valium or whatever, that they are alcoholics too because of their addictive nature. Yes, more than likely if you told a drug addict "hey, no more drugs but you can have all the alcohol you want" they would more than likely drink themselves into a stupor everyday but that is NOT the point. The point is that an addict can not grow spiritually with a beer in one hand. An addict can not seek Gods will while in a drunken fog, an addict can not speak to God with slurred speech and a belligerent attitude. It just does not matter whether an addict is an alcoholic or not, no mind altering chemicals is a prerequisite for seeking God. How can one question themselves about whether or not their actions are pleasing to God with a tequila shot in one hand? How would one answer a cry for help from a new comer if they can't even drive their car to a meeting place?
It just seems to me that rehabs try to scare an addict into not touching alcohol.....man, you can't scare a drug addict......are you kidding me? Tell an addict the truth, tell a person the truth and then let them sort it out.
Real sobriety is a clear head and clean body and strong connection to God.