There have been a couple of times I've drank $55 in drinks/day on a ship but I could never do it for seven or fourteen days. I would be taken off the ship on stretcher. Well, there was that one time.....................
The problem with the drink package is that unless you stay on board for most of the cruise you will not come close to getting your money's worth unless you are a big drinker.
I looked at Celebrity's Premium Beverage Package for our upcoming 14 day cruise and it was over $750. With only four sea days I, or my wife, would be throwing money away with this.
I don't think it will really increase problems. People who are going to drink ten or more drinks are going to do it even if they don't have the beverage package and the price will keep most of the younger crowd from purchasing it.