I know somebody who can not and does not go out without drinking at least enough to get buzzed and most of her friends get drunk when they all go out (and do some really stupid stuff or say things they regret while drunk). She claims she likes to drink...it's fun. She is not drunk when she is not out with her friends. When can you say somebody has a problem and when is somebody just a social drinker? I know so many people who drink on a daily basis then get drunk on purpose at least one night a weekend. These aren't kids either! Hub and I are never invited to their parties, although we are sort of friends, but we don't drink. Is the drinking what it's all about? I'm just curious.