The hypocrisy of the legalization of alcohol.
Alcohol When it comes to substance use and abuse, our society is built upon a bedrock of hypocrisy. We drink alcohol at nearly every single social event or gathering we attend, whether it be a birthday party, a child’s party, a wake, marriage, public holiday, or sporting event. We drink just because it’s the weekend or because we had a long day at work. And why? The most common (usually unspoken) reasons are “social lubrication” or escapism. We are trying to escape from feelings, emotions, memories, reality, or the troubling aspects of our lives. Often we need it to have an interesting conversation, to make human interactions more appealing.