I, like many who enjoy an adult beverage then and again, have to ask myself fairly regularly about my relationship with it. Is it healthy? Is it proper? Some people use alcohol as an escape, and as an unhealthy medication in hopes of curing their malady. I would think this is unhealthy. I, on the other hand, realized I use alcohol socially, and specifically, to enhance joy amongst friends in social situations.
Sam Shaffer, “Chocolate Kiddush”, The Cincinnati Jewish Journal (22 June 2020), 30.