Using your own scale of comparison, the determination of potential benefits of substances are completely subjective – until they become objective reality.
Can we realistically think of a time when our use of drugs or alcohol has been of benefit to us?
For many, a drink or a drug, are a social outlet and a release. This is seen as a benefit.
For many, a drink or a drug, are a social outlet and a release. This is not seen as a benefit.
You did not read that wrong. For all of those who may benefit from a drink, there are many who are hurting themselves with every sip.
Once again we should explore the vale that our substance use has brought to our lives. Seriously, sit down and make a list of the pros and cons. Be serious but have fun also.