Anyone with a shard of integrity in the fitness world will tell you that you cannot reach your ultimate fitness peak while you continue to drink alcohol. The message hasn't changed in over 100 years.
Any defence of drinking alcohol is pure cope. Harmful to the body, mind and spirit. Zero benefits to the stuff at all.
And anyone that needs it to socialise is a straight up weak, dysfunctional homosexual that can't deal with day to day existence.