I don't advocate that anyone drink. I'll simply tell you what happened to my husband. He had regularly comsumed alcohol up to about age 45. We had just gotten married and I asked him to quite. He did so immediately and without turning back. No problem.
He had been undiagnosed bipolar for years. After stopping drinking, symptoms began to appear within a year and became severe. The liquor had helped to control his symptome- violent rage. anger, agitation. Alcohol calemed his down.
Now, he remains unstable and unwell. We have followed every drop of the doctor's orders. We obviously need a new doctor. I asked the doc whether just dropping the whole group of medicines and starting to drink again would be just as effective in controlling my husband's problem. He said "possibly." The medicines aren't working for him. I'm tempted to flush them all and buy him a bottle.............What a mess. This is simply his case and please don't draq any conclusions. I'm very discouraged having to watch him regress and regress. APG