Looking over the history of alcohol and society, I would have to say that alcohol has brought more problems into society than has created social benefits.
Not true. Even if you dismiss the credibility of studies showing how beer and wine making promoted the formation of agrarian societies, it's clear that long ocean voyages would have been impossible without mead - it was the only way to store potable fluids for long periods.
You could even go so far as to say it was alcohol that created modern society. Now, you can claim we would all be better off if society had never progressed beyond hunter-gatherer lifestyles, but that's a pretty pessimistic viewpoint.
alcohol addiction, something that happens to humans every three seconds in the world
Quite impossible. Alcohol addiction is not something that happens over and over - once you're addicted, it's for life. Just go to any AA meeting and ask. There are only 6.9 new people every three seconds. By your reckoning, that means that 43% of the global population are alcoholics. I feel like that's a bit inflated.