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On 2014-02-05 20:14, acesover wrote:
On 2014-02-05 17:48, Pop Haydn wrote:
It ended the reign of corruption and crime that came with prohibition.

It is education that has helped ease cigarette addiction and alcoholism.

It is education and medical help that helps drug addiction.

So then the answer to my question is...No. Is that correct?

Making alcohol legal to anyone of age has not prevented alcoholics and in fact may have contributed to the number of alcoholics because of the ease of acquiring it. Would that be correct?

Maybe it is just me but this does not seem like a solution. Seems more like throwing gasoline on a fire in order to extinguish it.

I think it's made some problems better and others worse.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Your questions often contain your presuppositions. In this case the word "addiction" in there being neglected and then surrounded by safe platitudes. Is addiction treatable - sometimes. is it curable - maybe sometimes. Legislation and social attitude effective at managing... not really. Does the damage done by one out of his mind financial/funds manager measure to that done by thousands of street level drug users? Brin's story "Existence" goes after the damage done by addiction on a different level and raises other questions about narratives.

Getting back to the suffering: Despair. Maladaptation. Addiction.

What would X so much prefer not to address that X instead turns to substance Y?
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