Drinking, smoking and drugging cover a multitude of virtues -- a valid and proven survival technique for those of us standing on the threshold of nirvana and turning back to help others reach the same goal.
Still, I've cut the drinking back to a pint a week; I'm no Chögyam Trungpa. I've stopped partying for now, even though methamphetamine has time and again saved my life, and led to much insight and wisdom; I don't need that stuff any more to induce visions or hear voices. The next project: cutting back on or quitting the nicotine. That last one is going to prove rather difficult, but I need to live as long as possible (as long as life is worth living...)