The following is word for word from one of the DEA’s website many propaganda websites:
A word about prohibition: lots of you hear the argument that alcohol prohibition failed—so why are drugs still illegal? Prohibition did work. Alcohol consumption was reduced by almost 60% and incidents of liver cirrhosis and deaths from this disease dropped dramatically (Scientific American, 1996, by David Musto). Today, alcohol consumption is over three times greater than during the Prohibition years. Alcohol use is legal, except for kids under 21, and it causes major problems, especially in drunk driving accidents.
It’s up to you to get the facts. To know the difference between fact and fiction. To think twice.
It’d almost be funny if the government wasn’t spending billions of dollars to lock up millions of people using this flawed reasoning.