I drink too much, no doubt about it, but heres a few things I don't do...
Almost never get "fighty" when drinking, I've seen too much of it and refuse to be that way... I just wanna have a good time.
If I know I've had too many, I will NOT talk on the phone... don't wanna embarrass myself, even though I'm pretty good about diction/not slurring if I try.
If I have to get plastered on a work night, I make sure it starts EARLY so I can eat and get to bed in plenty of time to wake up workable.
NEVER discuss serious issues when drinking, EVER... its pointless and cheapens the seriousness of the issue at hand.
While not proud of it, I have told women "I love this, that and the other thing about you"... but NEVER "I love YOU"... big difference.
Never drink before noon unless on vacation or other extreme circumstances.
Those are just a few Golden Rules.