Originally Posted by shinningstar
There's no need for us to avoid alcohol. The best thing to do is to CONTROL drinking alcohol.
The problem with this idea is that many alcoholics CAN'T control their drinking, whether it's a daily six-pack or binge drinking. The only way to keep alcohol from running their lives is to stay away from it altogether. It's the old concept of "One is too many, fifty isn't enough."
For most people, drinking in moderation is perfectly acceptable and in some parts of the world, a glass of wine with supper is the norm. The trick is to be able to see when you've started sliding from moderation to causing problems in your life.