I don't know if should be writing this - I don't want to knock anyone. Take this as a warning. I can now see the risk involved with alcohol, other than the chemical dependency. The danger is the feeling of invincibility, the numbness that it provides, especially when you have been feeling vulnerable. I got pretty loaded last night after having a terrible day at work, and I felt as though everything that happened that day just disappeared and in its place was left this warm, content person, who was capable of anything. But that isn't true - I mean yes, I am capable of anything I put my mind to and work hard at, but I was not a content, successful man at that point. Truth was, I had sweat through my work shirt and was stumbling along the sidewalk like I'd lost half a leg. That is the danger. And I see that. I just wish I could see it before I take that first sip.