Many people drink alcohol to escape from their problems or to drown their sorrows. Like drugs, alcohol is just a temporary relief, but addiction is an inevitable consequence.
In Canada there is an initiative called Managed Alcohol Program (MAP), whose purpose is to manage the drinking behaviour of alcoholics. The program is in place in Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, Toronto and Vancouver, where alcoholics enrolled in the program are given a measure of wine at hourly intervals. These alcoholics are never cured because the program is never about curing alcoholism.
Most alcoholics do not know that there is a cure for alcoholism. They need only to call upon Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind. They need only to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. They need only to ask Jesus Christ to forgive their sins. They need only to put their trust in Jesus Christ and let Him do the rest. But alcoholics must come to this realization themselves and call upon Jesus Christ of their own free will.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28–30)
Like drug addicts, alcoholics are spiritually poor. They cannot find peace within themselves. Only Jesus Christ can remove the guilt of their past. Only Jesus Christ can heal their troubled souls. Only Jesus Christ can set them free.