Originally Posted by trg247
I have the occassional drink to unwind. I know the risks and I know what it does to my body but that one drink every now and then lets me feel normal for a bit.
I'm with you, trg247. I don't drink more than a few and only once a week (i.e. if I choose to have a few Thursday, I won't touch any on the weekend)
I happen to really enjoy the taste of beer and the calming affects 3 or 4 have on me. Since so severely depressed earlier this year, I didnt touch them for months, but now if I have a good day, a couple cold ones is a nice reward. Not an escape from an issue, but a reward if I surprise myself with how cleverly I handle a situation. That with a good game of my college playing in ANY sport, is a splendid thing indeed.