The bizarre notion that alcohol consumption makes a man more "macho" (or "manly") and socialites more "in" (or "goes with the trend") is, for me, poor judgement on the part of the believer. For one, you can be the best that you are without alcohol. More so, abusing your body with it is irrarional.
REMEMBER: Anything in excess is not good!
The mere fact dthat we are aware that alcohol brings about dependency and addiction like drugs and smoking makes me wonder why a big percentage of the world population put themselves at risk to this instability. Probably they miscalculated their capability of control? Or maybe they are the ones who have that tye of personalit of living day after day wherever their feet will take them? They do not realize the danger they are putting themselves into until they are way too deep to back out. Until they are both ALCOHOLIC and MALNOURISH.
No matter how much one denies it, time will come that your body cannot cover it up. There wull at fist have mild deficiences or what is called Frank Deficiency Syndrome, losing vitamins and minerals through urinary excretion mostly amino acids, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Alcohol is almost completely and rapidly absorbed upon ingestion. It is dispersed as rapidly through out the body water, thus water soluble vitamins are as well lost. Since alcohol reduces appetite, partakers have minimum intake of food resulting to nutiritonal inadequacy. Prolonged period of being an alcoholic makes you a Chronic ALcoholic, and this will make you a candidate to hepatic, neurologic, Gastrointestinal and cardiac disorders.
If I may say so, you are digging your onw grave with your alcoholic beverages. It is not too late. There are yet choices and ways for you to extend that lifeline...if only you really want to, you can!