Location: Midnight City
Dersites are not as prone to alcoholism as Prospitians.
On Derse, clean water is not the problem, but abundant, unfrozen water is. That, and shipping any goods such as grapes or fresh corn from Prospit was highly impractical, so what better form to ship it in than one that would only get better in transit? There was no legal drinking age on Derse, and alcohol was just a thing that was available. There honestly was no glamour to it, it was pretty much just a drink. It was not romanticized, but just a fixture on the table. Narcotics, however, were a more widely available vice, and the hallucinations they incurred were believed to assist in the practice of Shadow magics.
Prospitians, on the other hand, had a reason to drink in excess: the benefits inebriation offered to Imaginative abilities. A drinking age was imposed on Prospit, though it was largely ignored, save for in the capitol. But while Prospitians were more likely to overindulge in alcohol, they were less likely to abuse narcotics (available in the few lichens and scrubby plants that grew in Dersite soil).
Nn, a storm.
It is fine.