If you're an alcoholic or someone with a serious problem, I'm not talking to you. I'm talking to the college crowd who thinks it is fun to drink and harmless to get totally smashed.
Man was created in the image of God. When you get drunk to the point that you are slurring your words, bumping into tables, and have reached a point where you are totally unable to control yourself, you debase and degrade yourself. You are no longer a human being created in the image of God, with the dignity, self-respect and self-control such a person exhibits. You have lost all of that. You're throwing up on the floor, for God's sake. I find such behavior disgusting. Disgusting.
Aside from the fact that it is totally irresponsible to get that drunk, that it leads to poor decision-making, embarrassing situations, and doing things that you regret, what is much more important is that it is entirely unsafe. Maybe this time you were with your friends, but who says that's always going to be the case?
When it comes to me personally, my worst nightmare is to be totally out of control of my behavior. The songs on the radio that advocate "losing control" speak to my fears, not a desire of mine. I cannot understand the appeal in losing control of oneself. It is something I truly cannot wrap my head around. You open yourself so totally to others. You make yourself completely vulnerable. You say things that you don't even realize that you are saying. Why in seven hells is that appealing? I don't understand.
And if you won't stay sober for yourself, consider the impact you have on others. Personally, I feel very unsafe around people who are that trashed. Aside from the fact that it is extremely disconcerting for me to see a human being masquerading as an animal, the smell of alcohol on your breath, your uncoordination as you stumble around the room, and the fact that you have grabbed hold of my shoulders and I can see your unfocused eyes staring into mine terrify me. I have a deep-rooted fear of people who are unpredictable like that. Out of control to me signifies that you can do anything at any time. I cannot accurately expect appropriate behavior from you. You frighten me. The person who makes me freeze up in fear whenever I see her? Well, she wasn't drunk when she spoke to me. But she was unpredictable in exactly the way you are. To see you like this makes me scared. I half-expect you to suddenly slap me across the face, then look shocked that you did it. In short, to me it feels like you are dangerous.
So please, for yourself, for me, for God, don't get that f-ing drunk. And if for some reason I absolutely cannot understand you must do it, then make sure you don't show yourself to me like that. Because here's the rule: I lose absolutely all respect for you when I see you like that. It's done. Gone. Totally unsalvageable. This is my line. I'm warning you now, in advance. If I see you drunk to the point that you are out of control and make me feel scared, either for you or of you, I will never be able to think of you the same way again. From then on you're going to be the one who either disgusts me or brings that scared feeling up in my emotional memory; I will not be able to be around you.