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Information taken from article at http://alcoholism.about.com/health/alcoholism.
Dr. Lisa Miller states “Alcoholism, in addition to being a biological disorder, is a spiritual disorder. Adolescents who claim to have a personal relationship with the Divine are only half as likely to become alcoholics or drug addicts, or for that matter even to try contraband drugs (marijuana and cocaine). This is particularly important because onset of alcoholism and drug addiction usually occurs in adolescents.” A study of 675 adolescents aged 15 to 19 at Columbia University, showed that “teens with a higher degree of personal devotion, personal conservatism, and institutional conservatism were less likely to engage in alcohol consumption and less likely to engage in marijuana or cocaine use.”
I would agree, I only got a conection much later.