An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 1): Serge Benhayon ‘On the Money’ Regarding Alcohol

by E.W., Police Officer, Australia

I have served in the Police Force for seventeen years within metropolitan, state and federal departments. In this time I have been exposed to many investigations. It is not without good reason that the one area in law where police are considered to be ‘experts’, is in providing evidence of opinion regarding drunken behaviour.

Dealing with alcohol-related incidents is now recognised as a major drain on resources for all emergency services.

I have dealt with the mindless violence associated with alcohol and witnessed the catastrophic damage it does to individuals, families and communities. Let me be very clear – if you are going to be seriously assaulted or meet an untimely end, by accident or design, including vehicle accident or brawl, in approximately 80% of cases alcohol will be a contributing factor!

Certainly alcohol is a known aggravating factor in up to 90% of all domestic violence related incidents – I certainly cannot recall attending a DV incident where alcohol wasn’t involved.

These facts are well known and the statistics make grim reading! They are the reason ALL western governments are now taking drastic measures to tackle alcohol related violence – tactically referred to as ‘excessive consumption’, and this includes related domestic violence incidents.

I have worked within some of the most hostile housing estates imaginable, and either faced or witnessed violence that would make the average person physically tremble.

Any description of these events has usually been met with incredulity, as I often find it is a safe and programmed response that belief or acceptance frequently depend on a filtration process geared for that which is comfortable and fits simplistic reasoning.

I have observed firsthand that the common ingredient existing throughout all the various forms of violence, be that from domestic to football-related, or simply mindless violence – is ALCOHOL! It is most definitely not just drugs alone. My experience, which history also demonstrates, is that alcohol and violence have a symbiotic correlation.

Interestingly, where there is evidence of violence with drugs, alcohol is also present as an aggravating element. Furthermore, drug-affected violence itself is not that common. In my experience as a police officer it is safer to walk into a crack house than a busy Friday night in many pubs. Violence is not limited by socio-economic status.

It is also often much easier to communicate with those who are drug affected than those affected by alcohol… you can at least successfully reason with those affected by drugs. Not so with those who are drunk!

Why? I have observed, in my capacity as a police officer, drunks who at first appear ‘jovial’ or ‘merry’ very quickly become overly familiar, aggressive and violent: they hold an opinion that is more important than anyone else’s, and is always the right and best opinion. They know better than you about everything… and are happy to repeat it – even in the holding cells. I have witnessed this on many occasions.

I have picked up from the ground, unconscious (and sometimes beaten unconscious) teenagers, whose parents believe they are out with friends or just having a harmless drink. Running street battles, or single mindless ‘king hit’ assaults are the norm, not the exception, for a busy weekend in a drinking district. I have visited broken homes where the children are malnourished and wearing rags, but the fridge is full of beer!

So, Serge Benhayon has correctly identified what he describes as the complete and utter personality alteration of those under the influence of alcohol – not known as ‘spirits’ for no reason. He has completely and accurately described the change in personality, the devastations to the home and family, and the impact on physical well being that alcohol causes. I have often wondered, if alcohol was not a centuries old ingrained habit, would it not be classed up there with hard drugs?

The usual disbelief and remorse that follows when a person becomes sober the following day follows a common and repeated pattern. The aggressive nature is replaced with embarrassment and a very quiet and sombre person, who will then utter the all too often repeated phrase, after being ‘refreshed’ with a hot beverage containing at least five or six sugars – ‘did I do that?’ Or…‘that wasn’t me, was it?’

Part 2: An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 2): Is Universal Medicine a Cult?
Part 3: An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 3): Through Universal Medicine I am now a Student of Myself

206 thoughts on “An Investigator’s Perspective (Part 1): Serge Benhayon ‘On the Money’ Regarding Alcohol

  1. Thank you for clearly stating the dangers of drinking alcohol to ourselves and the harm we inflict on others when we are not ourselves. It is very evident that we are not ourselves when we drink alcohol so what takes over our bodies that we could say things or harm another without recollecting anything about it afterwards? This is something we just seem to brush aside without truly understanding what is happening. Is this because we know but at the same time we don’t want to know because if we truly realised that our bodies are taken control of by another energy we would then be faced with a clear choice to drink or not drink. And if we were honest many of us drink as a way to numb the overwhelm we are feeling in our lives because we live in a dishonest way with ourselves and therefore other people.

  2. It is ironically ridiculous that someone is attacked, as in the case of Serge Benhayon, for declaring that alcohol is harmful when all the evidence supports what he says is true.

  3. I work in a 4 star guest house where alcohol is not permitted and in the 12 years we have not had one incident of abusive or violent behaviour. I wonder how many hotels have such a record?

  4. Throughout history it has been common to give soldiers and sailors ‘courage’ before a battle in the form of a drink of alcohol. I wonder what would happen to wars if people were not given alcohol or other form of drug in order to fight?

  5. Why would we offer up a spirit to offset a day that can be full of Joy if only we do not get into the diabolical ways of emotional upheavals that besets us because of our spiritual connections? A spirit that gets-of on any type of emotion and then sets-about a contrived debasing of our divine connection to our Soul with alcohol to take the edge of and this lie is perpetuate so the spirit can get of on say as an individual it is okay to indulge in spirits. So our spirit is not into the True Brotherhood that we all can live. And thus our Livingness is an amazing way to feel our divine essences, so we can deepen our True relationship with our spirit and Soul as one!

  6. When we are under the influence of alcohol and recreational drugs we know we are not ourselves. That people the following day after a drunken or drug binge have to say ‘that wasn’t me was it’, or ‘I didn’t do that did I’ really does say it all.

  7. When we are in that energy of drinking we don’t see a problem with it. Because at some point in our lives, we came to a crossroads, drink or not and chose to drink for whatever the belief or wanted ideal situation was at the time (be liked/accepted by friends or feeling hurt etc). It’s only when we feel that such investment has such damage on the body would there be consideration, or forced to stop.

  8. And we think alcohol is innocent! These are shocking statistics you have presented here and I am sure there is a lot more that has not been said. From personal experience in the past, I know alcohol is very abusive and have experienced how it changes a person, both with myself and others. It changes the whole nature of a person. You mentioned about spirits and you are right, as when we drink alcohol we are literally possessed/taken over. I haven’t drank any alcohol for over 11 years and will never drink again. I have never missed it. For me the saddest part of what you have shared here is this ‘I have visited broken homes where the children are malnourished and wearing rags, but the fridge is full of beer!’ It clearly shows how alcohol is an addiction when alcohol is put before caring for our children. Very sad indeed.

  9. Love reading this expose on alcohol again. I, as a once consumer of this “centuries old ingrained habit’, agree with all that has been said, and was once a participant and experienced this and the “mindless violence”. What you get up to with alcohol i-s mindless. You do things that you would never do, totally against what you know is true — that in itself should be a factor to ban alcohol, or better still understand what it does in the body and receiving healing like I did so you never drink it again, ever. That is the best way to change our society – to not consume it into your body.

  10. “I have often wondered, if alcohol was not a centuries old ingrained habit, would it not be classed up there with hard drugs”? On occasions at Universal medicine events we have been asked to talk about what we would see if we simply observed what was going on in life. I am sure that alcohol would make no sense for an observer with fresh eyes, for all the reasons listed in this fabulous blog exposing the dark side of alcohol. I agree that if not embedded in normal society we would class it as a dangerous drug.

  11. With all these statistics and evidence that we have available to us and with what we witness and experience firsthand of alcohol related crimes and abuse that only seems to be rising, it makes no sense that we continue to pour our energy into finding ways to manage how we regulate alcohol use, rather than directly addressing the cause as to why we as a civilisation are choose to annihilate, harm, violate and abuse ourselves with poison and deem it excusable to abuse others whilst under the influence. We are much more than our physicality, we are a Soul and a spirit and the deeper we are willing to go and see how and why we are making the choices we are making, will see how there is much more at play here that we give ourselves away to. For in our connection to Soul we would never ever EVER want to consume a poison, not for anything.

  12. In reading what has here been presented, and knowing also how damaging even the smallest amount of alcohol can be on the physical body in terms of its impact on the digestive system, the nervous system let alone the liver itself, in the best interest of everyone, is it not strange that alcohol is still considered safe and even recommended and promoted even in small amounts? What point do we have to get to in society before we stop and realise the hole we are digging ourselves into?

  13. Because of how people live, people seek as much relief as possible. Alcohol is one of the favorite means to get relief. Yet, the image of relief as related to alcohol is a misleading one, because it conveys the image of something leaving the body, but in truth, there is a part that leaves the body, another bit that is cemented and a lot that comes into it and harms it big time.

  14. Love your sharing Eric – a true perspective indeed, so much so, I was just having the same perspective reading another blog on the damaging effects of alcohol e.g. “if alcohol was not a centuries old ingrained habit, would it not be classed up there with hard drugs?”. And what about the artificial confidence alcohol gives you “they hold an opinion that is more important than anyone else’s, and is always the right and best opinion.” Straight up from a police officer!

  15. When we put all the facts together like this, it is shocking that we have not put alcohol up there at the top of the list of A Class drugs. I know from personal experience the depth of its ability to alter our personality to such an extent that people do not know, or remember what they did under the influence and hence can commit some very heinous acts on one another. Serge Benhayon gave me the best education ever received about alcohol, that subsequently empowered me to leave the stuff well alone and not seek a substitute instead. Powerful education the world over should be privy to.

  16. This so accurately and explicitly tells the harm of alcohol and yes, the numbers look shocking, but the context is actually not really that surprising. We do know its harm so well, yet why is it legal and even promoted and advertised? And we all know how people change once alcohol is consumed, we do know it’s not just some fermented or sugary fluid that tastes nice, it does something to us that is so attractive and addictive that keeps pulling us back, even after so many incidents of ‘Did I do that?’ embarrassment and remorse, and we keep acting as if we don’t know anything. Surely, we are not being ourselves…

  17. There are many who will express that alcohol does not support in any way, though it is not the mainstream view at this point in time. Yet the evidence is clear…something is severely warped in the way we live that we then need to go to such extremes to manage it.

  18. I was reading on the BBC web site how the emergency service were gearing up for New Years Eve
    They said that dealing with alcohol-related incidents is now a major drain on resources for all emergency services at this time of year. In some cities they have a unit which is a converted articulated lorry and in this lorry there are showers, beds, settees, loos where the police can take the people who have had too much to drink and help them sober up. These units have been set up so that the Hospitals are not inundated with drunks, because they cannot cope with the sheer volume at this time of year.

  19. Thank you for sharing your ‘stats’ here on violence related to alcohol E.W. They do not surprise me one bit having experienced the drinking culture myself when younger and also in later life, having witnessed the complete personality changes its use brings in others ‘first hand’. ‘That wasn’t me was it?’ is so very true – because it isn’t ‘me’ but ‘another’ alcohol induced character. Such a character change is quite shocking to witness and reveals the true evil of alcohol.

  20. Alcohol has become more of a social problem over the last few years, unfortunately it leads to unsociable and unacceptable behaviour costing business and the local authorities several millions of pounds for wilful damage, assault, medical assistance and the increased need for policing, yet nobody seems to be addressing the true problem, we seem to be far more content just dealing with issues that result from increased alcohol intake, maybe we need to start educating societies to truly see the impact alcohol has on communities and families as a whole.

  21. How can we ignore what is presented here? We all know it is the truth yet we continue to accept alcohol as normal in our society. Often people say in moderation it is ok but we all know what a poison and altering substance it is and how can something so harmful in our society be ok?

  22. We are blind to what we do not want to see and so the incredulousness spoken of here when people hear the very real experience of those like police who are the front line in dealing with alcohol and it’s consequences. I’d not seen it so clearly until reading today but alcohol makes it all about you, engenders an arrogance that who they are is king and that others must fall in line with that, it makes us hyper individualistic and does not engender good working and harmony – it destroys community and yet we buy the false lie it does not, this is the deep lie and illusion we’ve bought into with alcohol.

  23. ‘Yeah, but that’s the extreme cases, I drink responsibly’ would many say to this. I know from my own years of being an alcoholic what ‘responsible’ drinking does to you. I started drinking just on parties and gatherings on weekends. That created a psychological addiction which turned into a physical addiction. But I was ‘civilized’ and drank only after 5 pm and not as much to knock me out, but be ‘nicely’ drunk, every night. My whole life was focused on that, and I would go out of my way to make sure the booze was available. I appeared healthy and functional by day, but my life was one of lack of energy, emotional instability, deteriorating health and depression. This utter misery lasted 15 years, trying to give it up many times unsuccessfully. One night I drank so much that I had to call an ambulance and go to hospital the next morning, because I was so weak that I couldn’t stand and I couldn’t drink water without throwing up. I was dehydrated with slight alcohol poisoning. That was the last time I drank alcohol, that frightened me too much. I’m so glad I’m not a slave to that evil poison anymore.
    Unfortunately many people can drink occasionally without getting addicted like that, and then there is this cultural gratification of wine, champagne, ‘quality’ spirits etc, to accomplish a good meal. So much money to be made, it’s a big part of the economy. So it will stay legally available for a long time, despite it is doing so much harm to so many.

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