Remember, "A drink or two a day is A-OK". Am I crazy? No. It's a trade-off. Which is worse? Having your adrenal glands chronically release cortisone (cortisol) into your system, causing all kinds of illnesses, including cancer, OR, having up to one drink per day for women and two drinks per day for men to help mellow you out and keep those stress hormones in check.
Those who can achieve the same results through meditation, exercise, etc. are doing it the preferred way. But, we're not all the same. Ideal doesn't work for everyone. Just refrain from alcohol excesses. To your health!!!