Why do people like to drink? Don't they think it's creepy that they're basically poisoning themselves?
Over here in Britain it's part of the social structure and plays a big part in social networking and business.Advertising plays a big part in drinking as does peer pressure among the younger drinkers.
For some it's part of a social culture. Some think it's a sign of maturity rather than being of a certain age. Some use it instead of sleeping pills. Some use it to treat mental or physical pain. In most people, alcoholism is not a disease, but like most addictions, a symptom. You can treat alcoholism, but it's like treating a sore throat when you have the flu. You can make the symptom disappear (which makes you feel better), but the flu is still there. Once you get the alcoholism symptom to disappear, then you need to treat the underlying cause.