I spent most of my 20's in bars and drinking. Like 6 nights a week, and not just 4 or 5 beers. Beers and usually some kind of liquor. Looking back I don't really know how I made it to work most days. Eventually I just grew out of it I guess. Got married, had kids and a house. And it would take me a lot longer to recover the next day. I don't have time to be walking around in a fog after a night of drinking.
I do remember that at the end of my hard drinking days there were nights where I couldn't remember what happened. That never used to happen; in fact, when people would say, "I don't remember what happened last night," I thought it was BS. That they just didn't want to admit they were acting stupid. But then it started happening to me and I didn't like that feeling.
Anyway, I just don't have time for it anymore. Don't like to drink in front of my kids. I get up early every day and almost never have time to sit and drink more than one beer.
I'll still have a beer but it's rare that I would have more than 2 in a day.