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.
Binge drink UK - that's what our nation is known for around the world (I'm an ex-pat living in South Korea). Binge drinking is using alcohol like it's a drug, the sole purpose in binge drinking is to get high off alcohol. Alcohol is so accepted in society it gets it's own word to describe the 'high', being drunk. To be 'high' is associated with drugs and drugs are evil (remember, your government wants you to think that way). Being drunk is OK though.
Oh dear, Houston we have a problem.