Depends on the person, some people are like me, quit drinking much of the time back in 1966 when the first kids was born. Never missed it. I bet that I drink a beer once of month or so. Then you have some people who drink because it makes them mellow out. Some drink for the high, some drink because they are addicted to it. It is a lot like pot now all have a diff reason for smoking or eating it. Never tried POT but it is one my list to try.