I drink a hell of a lot when I'm with other drinkers, and not at all when I'm by myself or with non-drinkers. However, recently, I've been drinking less and less (possibly as a result of delving into Salvia Divinorum; equally likely a result of having no money because I volunteer for a conservationist organisation and thus have no "real job"). Generally, getting drunk is merely the side effect of drinking liquids which I find enjoyable to drink (Jaegermeister, dark rum [these two are my "staples", drunk straight, and copiously], occasionally some Port after dinner, occasionally Cider with lunch). However, I do "know" people who "drink to get drunk". They also grab any and every drug which comes their way. As a result of their general inadequacy and weak wills, I have very little to do with them nowadays.