When I think back to my bad decisions (and I’ve made plenty!), most had alcohol in the mix. What seems perfectly reasonable when you’re “under the influence” looks positively insane sober. Drinking is dangerous. You can kill yourself or worse, someone else, if you get behind the wheel of a car and have an accident. You can destroy relationships simply by saying or doing the wrong thing when you’re impaired. You can cause damage to your liver and other organs. The risks are huge. I’m lucky I’ve survived as long as I have. Putting what’s left of my life in jeopardy by drink is not a street I want to go down.