It was announced recently that beer will be sold in grocery stores where I live. I know this might not seem like a big deal because it's common in a lot of places, but I disagree with it. We already have beer stores and liquor stores to purchase alcohol from, so why do we need alcohol in grocery stores. We never have before so it's not like we are missing the convenience of it. We are used to going to a specific store to purchase alcohol.
It's not like our society doesn't have enough problems with alcohol addiction so lets just make alcohol more accessible because going to the beer store is just darn inconvenient. I'm sorry, but if you want to drink I think you should have to get your butt to the beer store.
I'm not saying drinking is bad for everyone and we should never judge anyone for drinking. Its just that people don't need to be tempted any more than they already are with the media glamorizing alcohol consumption. I think this might even cause some people to drink more often and potentially cause a bigger problem down the road. With alcohol being right there in front of them, they could pick some up without even thinking about it. While now if you want to drink you have to make a conscious decision to either go to the bar or the beer store,
5 Reasons Why We Should Give Up the War on Drugs, let people do what they want but don't shove it in their face. No need to promote it and make it more accessible we have enough people drinking alcohol already. Stop being greedy!
Do you think it's a bad idea?
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