One of the key ingredients for a drug epidemic is a false sense of confidence in the safety of drug use.
Then there are the users who seek to overcome their own elevated tolerance, which interferes with ordinary drug-taking, by simultaneously consuming a second substance of the same general effect
We should remember that Ohio’s Republican governor had to go against the wishes of many in his own party in order to achieve this.
More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.
…as one judge told me at a conference: “no matter how many jails you build, judges will fill them. It’s the easiest way to make this someone else’s problem, instead of ours.”
Money is a tool that allows some to delay the inevitable. They construct a protective bubble that minimizes the risk of getting caught and the other consequences that follow addiction.