To start off, I personally do not believe I have a problem...no one has expressed any concern to me stating they thought I did. However, I thought I'd discuss my use for alcohol. Occasionally when I'm in a situation where I have to meet new people or am doing something that makes me VERY nervous (Public speaking), I like to have a drink or two. My drink of choice is Peach Schnapps. Yes, its a woman's drink...but it tastes mmm mmm good =P. I usually drink enough to give me a small buzz, not drunk by any means. I've never actually been drunk. I don't like beer or any hard liquor and its pretty hard to get drunk off schnapps. I have a public speaking class and am told by many that I speak well and get a lot of positive feedback. However, even knowing I'm next to speak in that class or any other time my heart literally races and I panic etc. With my other example, I'm also told I'm a very friendly person. But I do tend to be kind of quiet around newer people. I like to make a good first impression and find that with a little alcohol in me I become a me that I like, one that doesn't have any inhibitions talking to other people, asking questions and getting to know them. Again, I'm not by any means smashed or anything close to drunk. To make sure I wasn't going overboard I would ask people while talking to them if I seemed any different to them, closer friends I flat out asked if it was obvious I drank anything and they all said no. Is it wrong to use alcohol in this way? Does this count as an "abuse" of alcohol? I don't see anything wrong with it but the reason I do have a slight concern is possibly wondering if a small use like this is what leads to a more heavier abuse later in life? Also I hardly do this, maybe once every 1-3 months if I have to do something I know I'll do better as a looser person. What are your opinions on this?