There seems to be a bit of a slippery slope when it comes to the role of alcohol use in society. While alcohol has its extensive negative effects stemming into alcoholism and addiction, it also has many different ties to the law as well.
Issues that tie alcohol and the law are things such as underage drinking, drinking and driving, public intoxication and other incidents that may lead to the arrest of someone under the influence.
Underage drinking is a rampant and serious issue. The level of responsibility in underage drinkers is not well-suited. Their actions and reactions to alcoholic consumption is likely to lead to acting out, violence and even illness due to overdrinking and the inability to know their limits on consumption as an adult would typically know.
Public intoxication will more than likely always land you in trouble with the law. Careless behavior associated with drinking, violent or not, is not socially acceptable and will be punished if seen by law enforcement. The laws are set in place to protect us, not work against us.
These are just a few issues tying the law to alcohol, but it is certainly a relationship that is important to embrace.