What is the only method of communication between God and man? Prayer. What is the body part, the organ, where sense is housed whereby prayer can be made? The brain. Now you may begin to understand how awful drugs and alcohol are in our lives. They interrupt the very communication between man and his/her God.
As a young boy I often wondered why on taverns/bars would have signs reading, “Beer, Wine & Spirits sold here”. What did they mean by “spirits”? Any beverages containing 20% alcohol is referred to as: spirits. Wikipedia online dictionary defines it: “Alcohol is a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect. A high blood alcohol content is usually considered to be legal drunkenness because it reduces attention and slows reaction speed. Alcoholic beverages can be addictive, and the state of addiction to alcohol is known as alcoholism.” Drugs: Recreational drugs are chemical substances that affect the central nervous system, such as opioids or hallucinogens. They may be used for perceived beneficial effects on perception, consciousness, personality, and behavior. Some drugs can cause addiction and habituation.
The point is: anything which interrupts, distort or otherwise alters the proper and current functioning of the brain, which prohibits the ability to pray especially should there be an encountering of not only life-threatening but life-eternal threatening circumstances, brought to us by the enemy who is waiting for any diminished capacity of our reasoning abilities, is wrong! THIS explains why drugs are not to be ingested. Anything which would interfere in our ability to transmit or receive messages between God and man is only to our detriment.
Religious societies may have determined to be “high” is wrong, but for just a moment wouldn’t you agree it does make good sense?