Mr Connoisseur said:
what you fail to see is that being sober is itself an addiction. theres no reason why a grown person cant have a few glasses of wine with a meal, or even a few drinks to get a buzz on.
as long as it doesnt take over your life, there is no issue.
respect him more for being able to overcome addiction and now enjoy alcohol in a responsible healthy manner.
Yeah, there are people who just can't drink normally, but I tried a sober program recently and strict abstinence does become kind of a compulsion in itself. Moderation and discipline are the keys, but with that said there are certain people that just need to not do it at all.