2014 Dallas Sportsmen’s Prayer Breakfast

 Dr. Paige Patterson – Keynote Master Sportsman

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President of Southwest Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas

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Friday 7:30am, Jan. 10th, 2014 – Next to the Dallas Convention Center

Dr. Patterson has traveled to and ministered in more than 125 countries of the world. He has shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with heads of state in various countries, including Yasser Arafat and Menachem Begin. He has led church planting movements in New Hampshire and other states in America and served as pastor of churches in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

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Phil Robertson – The Duck Commander

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Phil Robertson’s Story

I was not converted to Christ until I was twenty-eight then taught school for a few years. I have been a commode hugging drunk with the worst of them during the time of the sixties when I was still in college. I was immoral, smoked dope, got drunk, run, ripped, and fought. The sad news is that I did not even know what the gospel of Jesus was! I owned a beer joint at the time and recall a fella that come rolling by one day with a bible in his hand. I said, ‘Are you some kind of preacher?’ Continue reading

Alaska Youth Statistics – Alcohol Abuse

This is a bar graph comparing past month substance use among American Indians or Alaska Natives aged 12 to 17 compared with the national average: 2004 to 2009. Accessible table located below this figure.
Why do Alaska young people drink alcohol?
Respondents started drinking because of curiosity, wanting to have fun, or peer pressure.
A young woman described progressing from recreational drinking to addictive drinking:
When you first start drinking, you start to have fun—it’s fun! You are socializing, and then pretty soon, the more you drink…then you became dependent on it…so anything that triggers you to it from anger to pain to anything, you get dependent on it. You need to have that drink to feel good…The most common reasons given for drinking were  addiction, coping with problems, and forgetting painful experiences.
A female respondent stated:
My dad, he was a pretty bad alcoholic and a drug addict, too…At the time of my conception, I think my mom and my dad were using, and my mom continued to drinkwith me when she was pregnant…I had a hard time learning in school…I had my first kid when I was 19, and I was in a very abusive relationship. I turned to alcohol to numb the pain. Individuals stated alcohol was easily accessible, and often family members taught them to drink.
A young lady remarked:
I went to jail…at 12 years old for trying a sip of my sister’s mix with Southern Comfort and 7-Up… She was always telling me to watch her…She asked me things like, “Watch me. Make sure nothing happens to me. Make sure nobody touches me or make sure nobody don’t try to fight with me, and watch what I do just in case I don’t remember”…When I was 12, she let me try it…and pretty soon, the cops came in and took us all to jail. The stress, confusion, and depression caused by the dramatic cultural changes of the twentieth century were described as a major influence on alcohol consumption. The introduction of Western-style cash economy, military culture, police and court systems, religious practices, and educational institutions resulted in dramatic changes. Jobs became available for women. Many men were no longer their families’
primary providers. Few men continued full-time subsistence activities. While some men worked, others were supported by their wives, often with severe emotional consequences.
A female focus group volunteer noted:
Even our men, I think that’s why they are so suicidal or use and abuse women, rape them because they got lost from the alcohol and their self worth….When alcohol came and grocery stores, they weren’t really needed and money was really hard….They don’t feel like they contribute and the women say, “I support you.” So, they are ashamed and they turn to drinking. They have anger that makes them want to physically abuse or verbally or mentally abuse. Parental authority was undermined as children were taught new ways of thinking by teachers and missionaries. Acts of violence committed while intoxicated resulted in feelings of profound shame and guilt. Older individuals described inter-generational grief from loss of contact with traditional ways that had brought a sense of identity, worth and self-esteem, and from witnessing the devastation occurring
around them.
A female focus group participant related:
A whole family drowned one Sunday… a total of nine people drowned from when they were drinking and going to town. And then on the same day, two people killed themselves…And my dad said…“I feel like my people are like the Jews.” They never get over it, all the horror…They are still living in horror and shock and shame…Younger individuals described feeling torn between desires to conform to their parents’ wishes and wanting to achieve ideals they learned about on television and in school.
A young female participant noted:
In the villages, I think it is more intense, too, with a loss of direction…They have the elders and the people…banging it into their heads…, “Live the old way, live the old way,” whereas they are going to school…they don’t know which way to go: to go to their old traditional ways, or to go to college…They get lost right in between.Despair was common in both age groups, sometimes leading to attempted suicide by hanging, fi rearms, or walking out into the snow. Alcohol-related problems Among patients completing AUDIT questionnaires, 47.8% of men and 24.4% of women
met criteria for problem drinking. Common symptoms, experienced by about half of men, included being advised to cut back on their drinking, sometimes being unable to stop drinking, and
experiencing memory blackouts. Common symptoms among women, seen in about one -fourth of patients, included guilt feelings after drinking, alcohol-related injury to themselves or others, blackouts, and failure to meet their responsibilities.
Community Impact
Societal, educational and work consequences were identified as problems detrimental to the community as a result of drinking and drug use. Societal consequences included disorderly conduct, assaults and violent crimes, juvenile delinquency, sexual abuse, drug dealing, elder abuse/neglect, underage drinking, individuals in need of disability because of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), homelessness and imprisonment. Educational consequences emphasized the need for special education to address the needs of children afflicted by FAS. Work consequences included unreliable employees and the small labor pool resulting from failed drug testing by prospective employees

Family impact

Interviewees described alcohol-related physical and sexual abuse, child neglect, hunger and marital conflict.
A middle-aged man raised by his grandmother described:
My mother would drink with my uncles….She would never know that she hit me because she would have those blackouts, but that was because she would be drinking so much, you know, that she don’t remember hitting me at all…I tried to run away, run to my grandparents’ house, and…one day they happened to see the bruises on my arms and they pulled up my shirt…She said, “Well, where did these come from?”
Effects on nuclear families included separations, divorces, and loss of children who left home, were adopted out or became wards of the state.
A female respondent described her childhood:
[My mother] was an alcoholic and a drug addict….I grew up… in a very violent home…My uncles and aunts used to drink and I would be scared to go to sleep…not knowing what I am going to wake up to…and everybody always drinking….I moved out of my mom’s house when I was 16. I dropped out of high school and then I got adopted to my grandma. Concerned family members responded to heavy drinking with arguments, rebukes, or threats. Children assumed adult responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, or childcare.
A female discussant related:

I had to babysit my mom’s younger sister’s kids. My mom would worry about those kids, and she would order me to go take care of them because the parents chose to drink. …She would say, “Get them out as soon as they go home,” because they would start to fight and get abusive. Some family members excused acts of drunkenness or counseled their spouses about quitting. Other family members tried pouring out the alcohol, physically restraining their intoxicated spouses, locking them out of the house, or calling the police. While many older participants described growing up in traditional Inupiat villages, some younger participants grew up in the town in families where few Inupiat customs were observed and life revolved around drinking. Anger was the most frequent emotion described by family members, followed by guilt. Respondents wondered whether the “damp” ordinances which prohibited local sales of alcohol but allowed importation and private consumption had actually increased family violence. After local bars closed, most alcohol consumption occurred in homes, and alcohol-related violence was often directed at family members.