An excellent article here from Paul Chase on the rise of neo-Prohibitionism:
We risk repeating the catastrophe that has resulted from drug prohibition if we keep over-pathologising non-problem drinking and exaggerating its risks…Just what I’ve been saying for years! It’s a pity, though, that nobody in authority ever seems to listen. Will the new government make any difference, or will it be a case of being beaten with a blue and yellow stick rather than a red one?
…We all know that there are problem drinkers, but an approach that targets interventions at people whose drinking isn’t a problem is, by definition, inventing a problem where none exists.