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3. The latest British Crime Survey estimates that 47 percent of victims of violence believe alcohol played a part in their crime.
In a similar experiment with primates it was found that those who were at the top of the social dominance hierarchy did not become addicted while those at the lowest level of hierarchy became addicting to stuff like coc aine and heroin.
often the spiritual solution to this epidemic eludes those who in need of such an escape.
Societies the world over have little to no tolerance for drug addiction and it is treated as a malady not unlike child molestation and is often credited with increasing behavior and/or being the cause of this abhorrent behavior in the first place.
Britain is addicted to addiction because they are not addicted to recovery. Britain is addicted to judging the negative side effects of addiction rather than being addicted to the cure to end suffering.
People have always loved to get intoxicated, right back to ancient Egyptian times and before.
As for the 24hr drinking 'culture'?
As far as I can make out out of the 50,000+ pubs in England and Wales only 400 have taken 24 hour licences (half the number of all licences allowed, the rest are hotels).