It's close to New Year's Eve and many people will be knocking back some adult beverages. The problem with it is that many of us are far from "adult" acting while under the influence. Libations are often referred to as a social lubricant. It helps people unwind and eradicates shyness. Perhaps that can be a good thing but not always.
There is a fine line between celebration and inebriation and many people simply lose track of that line. I'm not trying to be preachy but the truth is that liquor really isn't good for us. Any of the health benefits that can be derived from wine can be obtained in other methods without the riskiness of STD, DUI, or DOA.
If you're going to have a drink or two please be safe - prearrange transportation or stay at home. Don't overload your liver, kidneys, and brain with too much alcohol. Hangovers aren't fun. Spending the night in a drunk tank is not fun. Paying DUI fees are not fun. Spending the night in the hospital is not fun.
So consider the risk vs. reward. Also, please read this article.