Letter: A moral obligation
Re “New Hampshire pays for alcohol revenue” (Monitor Forum, Jan. 31):
I appreciated Tym Rourke’s piece on problem drinking in New Hampshire. He certainly had all his numbers in order.
Indeed, the state should have a moral obligation to deal with the problems that arise as a result of New Hampshire’s aggressive marketing of alcohol. It was disheartening to learn there are loopholes through which the state digresses on these obligations.
Drinking becomes a daily activity much as any other. It’s the New Hampshire way – but not one that contributes to the New Hampshire advantage.
There is the very human side borne by families with a member struggling with excessive consumption. There is a personal toll being taken on the people who care for these individuals. Saddest of all is to see this problem perpetuated from one generation to another.
Trying to make a change makes sense. The loss of productivity and negativity are adversely affecting its best resource: its people.