Do you drink alcohol? If so how often? I’ve heard it said a thousand times, that Catholics can enjoy alcohol, to a certain point. Being drunk is a mortal sin, and rightly so, there’s nothing as pitiful as someone who is drunk. But, what I find incredibly difficult to nail down is, what exactly is ‘drunkenness’? Some say “one unit and no more”. One of the saints said “drink to the point of hilarity”. Others say, “treat it like a lion - don’t turn your back on it” Whenever I drink, it’s usually 2 to 3 pint of beer, and that’s enough without any negative “hangover” effects. Mind you, I’d need the 2-3 drinks over a few hours of time. But what is drunkenness? Some define it so differently. Some have a high tolerance. Some low. Some like beer, with a low alcohol content, some spirits with a high alcohol content. The Jews must drink a number (a surprisingly high number) of glasses of wine on the feast of the Passover. I was very surprised to learn this. Personally, I rarely drink, and have always been watchful of alcohol. Is there anyone who can advise when enough is enough? The reason I ask is actually not for me: a good catholic man I admire was chatting to me on the phone today (lockdown) and wondered this exact scenario to me. He laughs and jokes about having a few bottles for the weekend, and wondered when enough is enough. I couldn’t offer any advise, but would appreciate the advise of any Catholic who knows how to enjoy alcohol, while staying in a state of grace. So, when is enough, enough?