My experience in the US is that it’s completely normal and shamed if you don’t drink. My work culture in particular is like this. I haven’t even told anyone at work I’ve stopped drinking yet because I don’t want to hear the shit - that I’ve shamefully said myself - said to me. You really are considered boring if you don’t drink.
Alcoholism is talked about openly, not like it’s a problem, but like it’s funny. I’ve said myself many times I’m an alcoholic and given examples and only gotten laughs and similar stories in return. Next even a slight sense of intervention or concern.
Most social situations, reality TV, places of entertainment, are alcohol centered. Also on the west coast here and the IPA epidemic is no joke. I was (am? It’s only my 5th day) part of that crowd. It’s “hand crafted” and has this and that much IBU. Really I just loved IPA’s for the high alcohol content. The taste grew on me, but I was in it for the buzz. It’s crazy how quickly I grew my tolerance with 7.5-9% beers.