From Bob Dylan’s “everybody must get stoned.” Even amongst the superheroes, there’s the crew that has to get wasted. Not much danger to anyone but themselves. Also known as "Stoners" and "Losers", they prefer to call themselves "Le Carnival."
And for when you need to be clean, there's a drug called clear or cleaner just for that purpose. The Alphas lay in a supply for some of their pawns, the better to keep their hooks in them.