Alcohol ~ it’s legal to sell over-the-counter. They’ll even serve you drink after drink, all night long should one choose to ‘go out on the town’. It isn’t talked about as other drugs are, in fact many people invite each other to participate in its use, openly, freely. The percentages of people harmed or killed because of alcohol outweighs any other drug.
According to sources:
* Six people die every day from alcohol poisoning.
* There are 100,000 people who die every year, (or another way to say this is): 273.97 people die every day, as a result of drinking and driving, other accidents such as falls, fires, suicides, and homicides related to alcohol consumption.
* Alcoholism is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the United States.
* As many as 40 percent of all hospital beds across the country are used to treat health conditions that develop from alcoholism.
* According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving more than 4,700 people die every year as a result of teenage alcohol use.
*In the United States of America victims believed their partners to be drinking prior to assault in 55% of cases.
*Let us not forget the millions of dollars generated my ‘treatment’ programs.
** On average 130 Americans die per day due to opioid overdose.
** Less than 42,000 people per year die from drug overdose.
It has seemed clear to me since a very young age the substance which most greatly causes so much pain in a household, in the mind, and in the life is alcohol. The affects from its use reverberate like rings of water from a drop fallen upon it, and influence every life contact with the user.
It is legal, it is pushed onto the public via commercials and other advertisement, it is glorified by those who give it press. It is served at many locations, knowing full well their patrons will most likely get in their cars and drive after ‘a few’. Most are not caught, unless they make error.
People who choose other substances are arrested, imprisoned, and labeled as criminal should they be ‘caught’. It seems there is a desire to have folks choose booze over anything else.
The System will do what it will regardless of the statistics which are plain. There is simply too much money being generated by the current methods and allowances. Stepping back it is easy to see that people are steered into this which feels good and allowed, and that which feels good and is not allowed.
They will fight their “War on Drugs” without ever including the one which causes more death and harm than any other … because the profits from it fill their pockets. Too many people are getting rich off the misery of this countries people. They perpetuate misery, allow alcohol, deny cannabis, and then take your money when they arrest you … all for trying to ease the pain a corrupt system is causing, by legal means. They allow its use, and then punish its use.
By making alcohol legal and punishing all other drug use so strictly (such as cannabis still is in certain states) people who seek relief are forced to use alcohol, the legal substance, to numb their pain and bring on a smile, often followed by tragedy.
Numbers don’t lie. Although alcohol causes more death, illness, and destruction requiring 40% and more of all hospital beds … it’s a business. And those making profit will never allow it to crumble … not if they can help it. It seems until people wake up the ‘intentional leading’ by corporate law makers, the same will continue.