I wish to express my view on this. I know so many people (friends and relatives) who enjoy a drink and are very sensible with it (I include myself in that).
I think any increase should be modest, as the majority get hammered with extra tax to cover the excesses of the few.
It actually annoys me when alcohol is called a drug as I think this is totally OTT.
I acknowledge that some people seem to have a propensity to let it become a problem (a person I knew wrecked their marriage this way), but for the great majority it is as stated above. I don’t think there is a case to stop supermarkets selling it.