Here's the deal: I'm an alcoholic who has not had a single sip of that shit in 11 months. Forget what you think that you know about alkys. You could'nt pick me out of a line up for being what I am, even if you had a transcrpit of my history. I have kept everything that I have worked for through my active addiction.. wife, kids, home awesome job etc. All except my health. Overweight, under nurished, under rested, dehydrated to max, all of the time. EXCEPT, I was a law abiding citizen. Here's something that you young drinkers may not know. Two guys go into a convience store to hold it up. One is an alky and drunk. The other is on heroin and starting to get shaky. Cops bust them. In jail the junky starts to really bitch and moan as he goes in to full on withdrawl from heroin addiction. He's fucked. The cops could leave his sorry ass alone to sweat it out in jail alone. He'll feel like dying, but he'll survive. His alky buddy is comming to and he is in full on alcohol withdrawl. Delirum Tremors. (the DTs) He will need medical attention soon or he may seize. He will need IV fluids and probably put on valium to keep his heart rate manigable over the next few days. My point is that what the freakin government or whatever powers that be say is legal and O.K. to engage in as long as you don't go overboard may actually kill you. Now my point is not to condone drug use, but educate you on this point. If I had to do it all over again. I'd show up to the bars in college high on weed and sip a beer for hours. I would'nt touch a drink during the week, period. I'd toke it up. Of course after studying. Anyway, I don't regret the past, but if you're drinking every night, then it may be an indication of things to unfold in your future. MAYBE, just maybe the good herb may put a buffer between you and...... Peace.