Most of your friends will slow down. And everyone has done stupid shit while they are drunk. When me and my friends were in our late teens and early 20’s our sole mission in life was to get as completely fucked up as possible whenever possible. Stupid things occured.
Over the past 10 years most of us have come to a new relationship with alcohol. I’ll call it the social drinker. I have one activity which revolves around drinking per week, in the winter it’s a dart league, in the summer a golf league. On those nights it’s perfectly fine to down a 6 pack of beer or so and still get to bed at a reasonable hour, say midnight. You catch a nice buzz, hang with some of your friends and you aren’t totally crushed for work the next day, maybe a little slow to start off the day but you will recover just fine in a few hours.
Now maybe once every two months, granted more during the summer, you either host or attend a special event or party that you plan on having a place to sleep or a ride home. And on these occasions, feel free to get nice and drunk. However, if you are a bad drunk on a certain substance say tequila, avoid it on those nights. Stick with something you can get really wasted off without allowing your dark side to come out. If I stick with beer, I’m good 99.99% of the time. Vodka is another drink I an good with. Anything dark and I get huge balls and will try to start shit and just be rude and obnoxious, so I don’t drink any dark liquor anymore.
Also everyone has had a morning after a night of heavy drinking when you feel really bad, depressed, and sometimes actually despise yourself. My friends and I always talk about these types of mornings and agree that it is just a natural way for you to tell yourself that last night you went overboard, so avoid what you did last night. But specifically, avoid what you drank that night.
The rest of the days, have a drink or two at most and don’t sweat what other people think. I prefer not to drink the rest of the nights unless I have a glass of wine with dinner or something.
So they key is finding what works for you and avoiding what doesn’t. And trust me and others can attest to this. You will have certain forms of the sauce that will affect you differently. So expirament a little and find one which gives you a nice happy buzz. Of course this is if you decide that you have self control and are not afraid of losing control.
Not that I don’t still like getting completely fucked up once in a weekend, I control myself now nearly all the other times.
Hanging out at a bar and drinking a bit slower while still bullshitting with your friends turns out to be a better time than puking all over the place and getting thrown out because you fell through three tables and had a cigarette in the bathroom. [/quote]
This is the usual progression as one gets a little older and hopefully wiser. A few drinks to acquire a mellow buzz once in awhile is a good thing. It sure beats getting tango wango smashed to the gills and the accompanying consequences of smashed behavior and the unmerciful hangovers.
Some youthful heavy drinkers can progress to this. For those that can’t and and can’t help but to drink like there’s no tomorrow everyday. To the detriment of their health and future, they really should quit drinking all together.
But, to each their own. We all have our own road to travel.