Alcohol is a metabolic poison, and excessive drinking causes innumerable problems worldwide.
My interest is, of course, from a food safety perspective.
Any level of alcohol above the recommended limits is unsafe. It contributes to a significant percentage of liver disease, pancreatitis, cancers and more.
The fundamental problem arises from the addictive nature of alcohol. People drink it for the “buzz”.
There is now a new product which could solve this problem. It promises the buzz without the negative effects of alcohol. More about it at this link – https://www.ubergizmo.com/2019/03/scientists-fake-alcohol-will-keep-you-buzzed-but-never-drunk/
I do hope that it passes the safety tests with flying colours and becomes available soon as a commercial product. I also hope that it is inexpensive