Sorry, I don't have friends who need alcohol to have a good time. We might share a bottle of wine with a meal but no one gets tipsy.
Also, if you drink.. your kids will. I don't think that I want to send my kids the message that everyday drinking is okay. Or that I need alcohol to be happy or relaxed socially. I want to be the best role model I can be.
Not being able to get up and properly care for your children is a huge issue. Children need adequate supervision.
Seriously? My dh grew up in a near-teetotal household, and he loves his beer. He's technically a binge drinker (based on how many beer he'll have at one time), although it's never affected his responsibilities. My mom grew up in a completely tee-total house, and she drinks daily, although she didn't when I was growing up. I grew up in a home with an alcoholic father, who missed several famliy occasions, because he was at the bar (or showed up drunk for them), and I'm not a tee-totaler, but I generally have fewer than 15 drinks a year (wine with a special dinner, a nice cooler or cider a few times over the summer - stuff like that) and can't even remember the last time I had more than one drink on any given occasion. I, personally, have known a lot of alcoholics and problem drinkers. I can't think of one of them that came from a home where the parents drank moderately - even daily - and responsibly. They all, to the best of my recollection, came from homes where regular drunkenness (ie. plastered every weekend, and sometimes during the week, usually with pronounced behavioural changes) or tee-totaling was the norm.
Do you have anything to support such a condemnatory blanket statement?