The reasons people drink are more often than not just excuses.
People think drinking can help to deal with problems. But tbh, it is a way to escape them, to forget about them. Alcohol makes your mind goes fuzzy and helps people forget what troubles them, for a while anyway. The problems remain unsolved the next day. Alcohol does not fix what is wrong, it just makes it worse, because you are potentially adding alcoholism to your list of problems.
Many people think it’s cool to drink. The truth is, drinking isn’t “cool” by any stretch of the imagination. That’s just a lie the “cooler” people so they seem cool to people. Drinking makes you have slurred speech, clumsy, saying things that you don’t mean (or being honest which might be worse) and even throwing up.
Alcohol does not keep you warm but gives the illusion of doing so. You blood vessels are closer to your skin with drinking and so you lose body heat. Drinking makes your entire body colder, not warm.
And those excuses are often used by people to answer why do people drink alcohol. Perhaps they never think alcohol has been given wrong impressions to them. Meh