Yes. Alcohol is a drug and I could do a whole rant about prohibition and the damage alcohol has caused, but I'd like to refer you to David Nutt's woderful book: Drugs Without the Hot Air.
This song is about as anit-alcohol as any and depressing without much thought, but it's delivered with this wonderful bluegrass music. Unlike the "Wonderful Wino" from yesterday (which is just disgusting), you chuckle at the subject's bumbling misfortune. And I relate to the people who have to listen to the drunks rambling talk of his lifes story with deep sympathy. But this is still a person who needs help, not a night in a drunk tank.