r/islam Jul 31 '21

“Characteristic Actions of Alcohol.” Prohibition poster, USA circa 1930. Alcohol is only legal because of culture. If a new drug emerged with the same destructive properties as alcohol it would be banned overnight. History, Culture & Art


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u/associationcortex Aug 01 '21
  • 25.8% of people ages 18 and older in the US are heavy alcohol users.
  • 14.5 million people ages 12 and older in the US had Alcohol Use Disorder. (Imagine having a population with AUD that is more than population of Belgium and Greece)
  • Alcohol contributes to about 18.5 percent of ER visits.
  • 28.0 percent of overall driving fatalities are alcohol related,
  • In 2010, alcohol misuse cost the United States $249.0 billion (roughly GDP of Portugal / New Zealand)

It is easy to say "don't drink it if you cannot control yourself". However, these people cannot know that they have addictive personality without trying it.