Once upon a time there was the temperance movement, which was active throughout much of the 19th century, although it disappeared during the civil war. Even Abraham Lincoln has an oft-quoted speech on temperance. The movement got its wish granted after a century of trying and demon rum was banned, by a constitutional amendment of all things. In short order America got Al Capone and the Kennedys, and the ban lasted less than 14 years.
Now America has new religious enthusiasms. (a) Catastrophic man-made global warming is one of our secular religions, despite its ludicrous claim that a 1/10,000th change in the gas that plants breathe will destroy the planet. (b) Government as God has captivated the young, so much so that they voted 60-40 for it in 2012, despite the facts that it will destroy their economic future and bury them in debt. (c) Perhaps the most peculiar of all the religions is the Unconscious Prejudice religion; that one preaches that many people are unaware that they are bad and that their evil ideas come from being trapped in the heteronormative white male privilege paradigm. (Fortunately, the State Department and the USDA are on the case.)
America dumped Prohibition when it became obvious that it caused more problems than it cured (at least for the Democrat base — FDR ran on repeal of the 18th amendment). It remains to be seen whether the current religious enthusiasms of many Americans can be repealed as well, before they do irreversible harm.