I agree with highrigger. In the UMC book of Discipline you will find language encouraging people to abstain from alcohol. The UMC also once was in favor of legal prohibition and lead that effort spending lots of money and time on prohibition through a general agency for that purpose. At one time the UMC was one the most conservative religous groups something I believe will ulitamtely take place again. However just as Jesus welcomed people we do welcome people and many UMC's have groups to help people dealing with alcohol abuse.