There have been times in my life when we were incredibly World’s best painkiller a Pitbull’s kiss shirt. No food no telly no heating I sent my daughter to school on shoes with cardboard souls. This was in the 70s when Labour were in power but we never turned to drugs or alcohol. I’ve lost count of the times I went to bed hungry. Check how many of the last 70 years the tories have been in power and then check labour. I agree. People drink to numb the pain of their existence. Drinking is so normalised and alcohol is so easy to get hold of. Personally, I eat chocolate which has much the same effect for me. So many more whys and once you start asking you will know why it’s not just thier own fault.
Always someone elses fault World’s best painkiller a Pitbull’s kiss shirt, their are far more people on low incomes who dont turn to drink or drugs but strive to make the best for themselves and family. The youngsters who get drawn into these gangs see it as easy money compared to working. Always someone elses fault, it would be nieve to think that’s what is being said here. Yes people do struggle through on low incomes but that doesn’t mean things cant improve, right. With these things you have to dangle the hook and wait for someone to bite. I cannot resist slipping in an old song reference.