I see that guy a few times a day at work. Not that actual guy but you get it.
It's not very awesome. Alcohol is by far the worst drug out there in terms of the damage it does to people, families, and communities. The sheer cost in lives and livelihoods, costs to all of us in terms of damage to property and the strain it puts on the criminal justice system dwarfs the rest of the drug problem, but we have chosen not to look at it that way.
I say this as a guy who has been known to have the occasional drink or twelve. I don't want prohibition. But we need to have a look at how we address the issue.
It's advertised as the coolest thing you could ever possibly do with your down time. (Says the guy who's know to be day drunk in a dark bar, filled with cigarette smoke and a bunch of Vietnam vets at 11:30 in the morning, watching The Price is Right.)