As we all know, alcohol has come under fire recently. It has some pretty nasty effects on the brain, it can be linked to 40 or so per cent of crimes, and it causes some pretty bad social relations for people who abuse it. Ok, so it's bad, who cares. My question is, can society do without it? Some say (Weasel Words, what's up) that it has become so ingrained in today's day and age that we are too far gone to get rid of it, that it is needed to help people cope with their shitty lives. Is this viewpoint true? I plan to make a detailed post about the topic, but I want to hear some opinions first