Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue wonders what would have happened if 'Alcohol was illegal'. The bassist of Motley Crue is no stranger to addiction. He has battled heroin and alcohol abuse for years, and even overdosed and was declared clinically dead in 1987. He has been sober since 2001 and has written books and songs about his recovery journey.
Recently, he took to Twitter to share his thoughts on alcohol and its effects on society. He wrote: "Being sober over two decades I sometimes think how wonderful it would be if alcohol was illegal. Never seen a drunk make a good decision or their life turn out anything but shit. So sad but hey. Governments gotta make money off taxes one way or another. Same with cigarettes.â€
His tweet sparked a lot of reactions from his followers, some of whom agreed with him, some of whom disagreed, and some of whom shared their own stories of addiction and recovery. Some pointed out that prohibition had been tried before in the U.S., from 1920 to 1933, and that it had failed miserably.
Others argued that alcohol is not the problem, but rather the people who abuse it or have underlying issues. Some praised him for his honesty and courage to speak his mind.
Sixxâ€™s tweet reflects his personal experience with alcoholism and how it affected his life and career negatively.
Sixx has witnessed firsthand how alcohol can ruin relationships, health, careers, and lives. He has also seen how hard it is to quit drinking and stay sober in a society that glamorises and normalises alcohol consumption.
He is not alone in his views. Many other celebrities who have struggled with addiction have also spoken out against alcohol and its harms. For example, Russell Brand, who has been sober since 2002, has said: "I cannot regard alcohol as anything other than a dangerous substance that will wreck your life if you let it." Eminem, who has been sober since 2008, has said: "Alcohol is definitely one of those things where you donâ€™t realise itâ€™s a problem until itâ€™s too late.â€
However, not everyone agrees that banning alcohol is the solution. Some argue that making alcohol illegal would only create more problems, such as black markets, crime, violence, corruption and civil liberties violations. They claim that education, prevention, treatment, regulation, moderation, and personal responsibility are better ways to deal with alcohol abuse.
In conclusion, Alcohol abuse is a serious issue that affects millions of people around the world, and there is no easy solution to it. However, by sharing his personal story and opinion, Sixx has raised awareness and encouraged people to speak up about this topic.