As I approached this unknown man, I could smell alcohol from about 10-feet away. I said a small prayer for him as I noticed how incredibly skinny he was. My friend and I briefly checked to make sure he was properly breathing after watching him fall over from a seated position. Alcohol can be scary, regardless of what some believe.
“Alcohol ruined me financially and morally, broke my heart and the hearts of too many others. Even though it did this to me and it almost killed me and I haven't touched a drop of it in seventeen years, sometimes I wonder if I could get away with drinking some now. I totally subscribe to the notion that alcoholism is a mental illness because thinking like that is clearly insane.” ― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot