Alcoholism is not a joke

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Editor;

On your recent paper July 1st, page 14, ‘Our Community’ you have listed a comment made by a local Dr. Iain Corness. He states “An alcoholic as one who drinks more than their doctor”. As a doctor, you would think that the miseries of alcoholism and its effects on people would not be treated so by a doctor. Your paper and TV show constantly makes remarks about “alcohol involved” when showing murder and horrible accidents. No doctor, in my experience, can cure alcoholism but there is help. The help offered by our Alcoholics Anonymous meetings here do help save people and aid in recovery of a miserable disease.

Kamal Kyder, Pattaya