To be fair, and again playing devils advocate, I think that most people on this thread are more concerned about the general affect that alcohol has on their health rather than an addiction to it.
To have a real alcohol dependency usually ( but by no mean always ) involves years of “hammering it” and sooner or later most people without very deep pockets tend to swap their favourite tipple for cheap spirits. Either that or weird things like cheap cooking sherry mixed with Tennent’s super.
Actually, you might have been right first time @Leah.
I have just been trying to dig out some statistics, and as far as I can make out there is as yet no consensus of the prevalence of adverse reactions to sulphite. I found a document that said: according to one source 5% of asthmatics are sensitive to sulphites, compared with 1% of the rest of the populations, while another claims in America it is less than 0.05% of the whole population. It also gave some other figures, which I did not understand.