Maybe we should lower the drinking age. At least that way kids will find a less dangerous way to get high. In Maine, middle-school kids are inducing fainting spells to get high. If it’s not huffing paint fumes or sniffing glue or some other crazy things, now they’re cutting off blood flow to their heads to get a rush. Of course, if they’re dumb enough to do this, it seems the blood flow was cut off to their brains long ago.
Yes, drinking alcohol has it’s own dangers, but at least if it’s normalized like in Europe there’s little mystery to it and then there isn’t the danger of causing permanent brain damage. (I’m only half serious about lowering the drinking age.)