I was just thinking about this tonight when the temptation arose to drink. I'm not really sure why I wanted to. But I realized that, whatever reasons I had for doing it tonight, the idea of drinking for those reasons depressed me even more than I might have been before.
I do like that alcohol loosens me up in social situations. I don't think I've ever intentionally drunk for that reason--I just see it as a bonus, if I happen to be drinking.
They're running just like you
For you, and I, wooo
So people, people, need some good ol' love
When i drink i often turn into an Entp. Then i guess more extroverted thoughts enter my thinking.
I'd rather think that alcohol abuse reduce the potency of your Ti. It's not your Ne that expands, it's rather your Ti that is shrinking, thus giving you the illusion of becoming dom-Ne instead of dom-Ti.
But it's false.
That could explain why drunken INTPs often remain unaware how loud and aggressive they are, because unlike a drunken ENTP, they would still lack some Fe.
"A man who only drinks water has a secret to hide from his fellow-men" -Baudelaire
"How dreadful!" cried Lord Henry. "I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect." ~ Oscar Wilde - The picture of Dorian Gray
There are only two times that I can think of when I used alcohol just for the purpose of blocking out stress or thoughts, but in my opinion benzodiazepines are a lot better for this and I would have probably used them if I could have found any xanax at the time.
1. When I was going through really bad opioid withdrawals, and just needed something to blunt the withdrawals.
2. When a friend passed away.