First, lesson learned: you cannot possibly ever think again it is a good idea to suddenly take mental medications away from tens of millions of people... and not replace it with something comparable. For many, sober and in their own thoughts, is a scary place to be.
Since the removal of prohibition, a few things to note. Positive Money Stuff.
Too good to be true? Of course, or else this Blog would not exist!
The Chemical in ALL Alcohol is "Ethanol" wiki - A Fuel and Biological Cleaner. In it's pure form, (aka Grain Alcohol) it's highly flammable and a registered (exempted for Human Diluted Consumption) OSHA Hazard. Getting Thirsty? It gets better. All alcohol by its nature to the human body is cancerous, and a brain poison (neurotoxin). Simply put, ingesting this fuel, numbs your brain, too much = too numb and you are dead.
Well, to start there are a lot less of us to evolve. In the USA alone, one in ten working-age Americans (18-65) who dies from alcohol-related causes. Roughly 1500+ US college kids die annual alcohol related causes. In this century the United States has lost well over 1.5 Million people to Alcohol related causes. per CDC Estimates. Globally that number is probably at or over ~50 Million people per the WHO.
OK - Big numbers - big drama. We know that... Now talk Evolution
So alcohol use, and abuse is a symptom of mental pain, stress and anxiety. The more Pain, the more medicine. A parent engaging in alcohol use and abuse, is likely (statistically) not a good one, so the children suffer stress and watch a learned behavior. Stressed child often = stressed adult and replicates the self-medication. It's not "genes" as much as it is learned behaviors and chemical imbalances in the brain due to early childhood stress.
Simply put - Generation after Generation, we create more stressed people and more great customers for the Alcohol Industry who feeds us the sugary alcohol laced mental pain meds in pretty bottles over the counter.
Our evolutionary family unit is degrading. Our natural connection with nature, mind and body is being numbed and attracted by alcohol and screen time. The more you look at the numbers, and the harm, the more you will be alarmed.
You want an answer? Yes, many do. Clearly prohibition, "Just Say No" policing campaigns, age limits, threats, scare tactics and incarceration are not working, or else we'd have great sales and no harm (other than copious cancers).
The solution is really simple... Time + Education = Less Self-Medication. This is not a quick fix. It's a societal effort thing that will take decades. We need to empower people to think differently that the marketing messaging. We all need to evolve together to move past the self-harm and encourage more real growth and confidence in society, with less polarization and fear.
So this really is a look at what the first 100 years of Non-Prohibition has done... a lot of harm. What about the next 100, 200, 500... where do we go? What you ingest is what you become. Screen or Bottle.
One guy had a dream - we have a vision.
VISION - People in 2120 - we hope will look back to the 100 years ago report... and say, "wow - they were really miserable, self-medicating, self-distracting, polarized, angry mobs, ethnic fears, so glad we evolved past all that and are fundamentally happier, much less self harm and much more productive!"
It can and will happen. Look at the changes we did with Cigarettes, Lead, Mercury, Radiation and more... the key is disseminating knowledge and empowering every human.
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