The Booze Bus
Many years ago three researchers with the name Erik Jacobsen, Jens Hald, and Keneth Fergusen who were working in a Danish-based drug company came tired after a long and hard night party, all three of them drunk came and tested a drug on themselves which they were making to treat the parasitic infection. Suddenly they thrown out, started puking, fainting, their Blood pressure shoot up, heartbeat got faster. That’s how they found the drug has anti-alcohol abuse property by inhibiting an enzyme called Acetaldehyde dehydrogenase. The drug is called Disulfiram used to treat alcohol addiction. The reaction is called as disulfiram-like reactions which can also be produced by drugs like Metronidazole, Cephalosporins, first-generation sulfonylureas etc. Now Disulfiram is under research for its role in curing HIV.
When I went to Australia I found a strange bus called Booze bus, it’s a vehicle that used to catch up alcoholics by breath test or taking the ones who drunk and lay unconscious on roadsides. Alcohol is a big topic to debate about, it is present in minor quantities in many things we use day to day from fruits to medicines. Things such as red wine in moderation proven to have some health benefits though but yet Alcohol has turned out to be a huge problem in a modern day.
From Medicine, it turned to a substance like water for people to abuse. Party alcohol, if you’re sad alcohol, weekends alcohol, for some everyday alcohol without alcohol they cannot sleep. The dependence starts from physical and ends up getting to a state of development of tolerance where a person functions better with alcohol usage.
Alcohol affects a person from head to toe, there are many families that came to streets, many marriages ended up in divorce courts. Word of God says in Ephesians 5:18 “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the spirit”. Again in Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler whoever is led astray by them is not wise”
Do not let Alcohol drive you into deep pits of hell. Do not let it spoil your health and academics.
Let’s take a decision to stay sober and stop getting This rule over us, take a decision today to help your friends and family members to get over this. Let us pray for them and together bring them out of this. God bless you.
Doctor’s diary page 16
Message by Dr.Mr&Mrs Wesley