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14-06-2019, 20:23   #1
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How bad or good is alcohol for society

Just getting peoples opinions really

This is not an alcohol pro or anti thread

I am doing a lot of reading about the pros and cons. The alarming thing really is that I didn't realise alcohol is the biggest killer of any drug by a long shot. Is it cos its readily available and ingrained in society or is it really worse. I know the arguments are there for its social and people enjoy it but will the same attitude exist in 50 - 100 years? Why is alcohol the only legal drug that isnt forced to list side effects etc., why did the alcohol industry find the warning labels so much when its fact it is cancerous.
I do wonder is the alcohol the new smoking, as in people couldn't comprehend cigarettes downfall over the last 50 years when previously it was social and cool.

Just looking for opinions and not the usual boring non drinkers or alcoholic bashing
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14-06-2019, 20:25   #2
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It causes harm but on the other hand, no one would ever get laid without it. So yeah.
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Could be better than the alternative if the alternative is cocaine. If the alternative is mad sex then it's worse. Drinking is really just a way of passing time.
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Alcohol like so many other ''evils'' of the world doesn't become a problem until the wrong person gets there hands on it and abuses it!
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Could be better than the alternative if the alternative is cocaine. If the alternative is mad sex then it's worse. Drinking is really just a way of passing time.
Yeah, comes in handy when I’m stuck in traffic.
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Having worked in the industry for more years than I should have, it's a curse of a drug that ruins life's all over the country, if it was banned tomorrow, I would rejoice.
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Having worked in the industry for more years than I should have, it's a curse of a drug that ruins life's all over the country, if it was banned tomorrow, I would rejoice.
I’d sAy your great crack
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In all risks mortalities studies moderate drinkers have the best outcomes.

Don't just look at the stats on cancer look at strokes and heart attacks also. You will notice the anti alcohol lobby don't.

So I think alcohol can be good for society ... with the right attitude.
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It's the cause of and solution to, life's problems.
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Ah was waiting for it. We've definitely been conditioned to only associate alcohol with fun. Don't know how children have far more fun than us without any desire for a drug.

Been reading a lot of unconscious conditioning that begins in early childhood. The wheel keeps turning as this generation had been conditioned to thinking drinking is an adult fun thing cos they see their parents doing it, the cycle continues until the chain is broke

Society needs a replacement social scene
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I'd say he's a little wiser than you. BTW I'm having a pint now, I can't say I'm enjoying it, I need it, big difference.
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In all risks mortalities studies moderate drinkers have the best outcomes.

Don't just look at the stats on cancer look at strokes and heart attacks also. You will notice the anti alcohol lobby don't.

So I think alcohol can be good for society ... with the right attitude.
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I like it. Its good. Its a stress reliever.
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Non drinkers are the worst to employ

Way more likely to develop mental problems while they are working for you

Way more likely to take time off over minor things, injuries etc
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