I know the common theme is to drink less, as it's better for our health etc. I'm not disputing the health benefits of drinking less, but what about more? Anybody actually made a conscious effort to consume more alcohol, from drinking virtually none? I've been drinking maybe 1-2 times a week after particularly stressful shifts, and my mood has improved dramatically the following day. I'm feel much better off for it. It's a dangerous thought, but how sustainable could this be in terms of addiction and diminishing therapeutic effect? I've observed that a lot of people drink quite a lot more than what I'm suggesting. Obvious dependence going on. I've never struggled in that regard, I don't have such personality traits. I guess the real question - Can alcohol be frequently consumed 3 nights a week and remain therapeutic in its value? I have benzodiazipine scripts available, which is probably healthier and more diet friendly to use but I'm keeping it off my records for the foreseeable future.