From The Times by Magnus Linklater.
Drink is the cause of nearly half of all violent incidents; in nearly a million assaults last year, the aggressors were believed to be drunk.
I expect the "cause" behind the violence was actually a disagreement of sorts - and as for the "aggressors believed to be drunk" - believed by whom and by what measure? Regardless of all that, the question remains that if almost half of violent incidents had drink as a factor that means that more than half of violent incidents involved sobriety.
So which is better - drinking or not drinking? Only one way to find out .......