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Old 24-07-2013, 18:52
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Playing devil's advocate you could argue that's because of the ready availability of alcohol and there is the alcoholic cliche of the unkempt homeless old guy when I think a problem that is being mentioned is bored housewives having a glass of wine a day is as much a reality of alcholism is that.
That said I don't think other drugs should be made more widely available but there is an argument for de-criminalisation (i.e their illegality makes them more dangerous and unpleasant for the addicts to take increases their social disfunctionality and puts money into the pockets of some very unpleasant people plus causes exploitation of poorer people in other parts of the world).
You don't need to play devil's advocate though, they're both dangerous, that's the point but drugs and their misuse get "glamourised" and sensationalised far more than alcohol does.
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