There was a time in my past when because of financial worries, I turn to alcohol to sleep. Though, not everyday, but still a little frequent than the usual occasional drink I am used to. I'll drink 2 to 4 bottles of beer or sometimes 2 to 4 shots of any available alcohol there is at home just for me to sleep. I though that I need to get my sleep so I'll be able to get my much needed rest for me to be able to do all my work the following day. That's how I rationalize my increasing alcohol intake at the time. Though my alcohol intake is not yet others may call an alarming rate, I felt alarmed already. I am only used to an occasional drink of about 2 bottles of beer or 2 shots of tequilla or vodka. And I have already doubled the amount I consumed and the occasional becomes weekly already. I was afraid that if I continue at this rate, it may lead to alcohol abuse. That's the time, I said "enough". Instead of drinking myself to sleep, I used the time to work "online" on top of my full time 8 hours office work and the exhaustion I felt prompted me to a sound sleep night after night. I still do worry financially, and I still drink alcohol but I manage to return to my occasional drink once again (my last drink was 2 months ago when I celebrated my birthday).