I'm not really sure that I feel like posting this really...
In college I could drink a fifth a night without any real repercussions other than the fact that it could get pretty damned expensive! For a few years I lived in my fraternity's house and always had drinking buddies around as well, so I was kind of a really heavy social drinker... we would get together and drink large quantities of alcohol almost every night. When I moved out on my own I kept up the drinking, only on my own most week nights- I had a well enough stocked liquor cabinet (I worked in a liquor store!) that people ALWAYS wanted to come to my house for dinner just because they knew that they would get whatever dessert cocktails they wanted and it would more than likely be top shelf ingredients. I don't think that I went many evenings without having at least 4 or 5 drinks.
I moved to another city after graduating and didn't know anyone here, so I took up hanging out with other drinkers because we all shared a hobby in common! I could easily be found stopping by the bar on the way home from work... I frequently had dinner there while drinking even because the bar was the first and last stop of my night. When not at work or the bar I still had a beautifully stocked liquor cabinet. I don't think I ever went to a social event during that time that did not include drinks and I don't think that I was ever seen without a drink in my hand when out.
I could handle my liquor well and wasn't a sloppy drunk, so somehow I didn't think that it was really a problem
after drinking threw my bipolar disorder off the deep end and I also got a DUI I decided that I should probably stop with such behavior. Now, if I drink anything (which is very rare) it is beer, which I never had the same sort of relationship with as I did with other types of liquor. I'm too crazy to have much of a life expectancy if I keep up the drinking
Hope that helps some... I'm half considering deleting this anyways