The amount of money we spend on booze each year is around 90 Billion dollars.
But us Americans spend at least 300 BILLION a year on prescription drugs, many which do harm, since the FDA is an adjunct of Big Pharma, who got a law called the "Prescription Drug User Fee Act" passed in 1992 that allows the pharmaceutical industry to buy off the FDA.
Americans spend around 2.7 TRILLION a year on healthcare, yet we have a terrible set up that is increasingly getting out of financial reach for many people.
Yet we rank #37 in healthcare rankings on the planet.
Paying too much money for an inferior product?
Sounds like drug addiction to me.