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I always thought that there was less alcoholism in European countries than in the U.S. because people there are not as uptight about alcohol consumption. When a society tells people not to do something, and has an oppressive, controlling, guilt-tripping attitude about it – that almost guarantees that people will do it more, in my opinion. Or at least that they will not do it any less. Resentment, guilt, and fear probably encourage addictions.

In my family, both parents smoked cigarettes, but that was in the 1950s and 1960s when everyone was smoking. My father was an alcoholic but also schizophrenic. His drinking could have been a way to self-medicate.