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Social drinking implies the consumption of alcohol before meals, after meals, or at any form of social function. Visiting a friend is a social function, as is a party or a dance. Sports events are social functions. The impression, one must assume, is that drinking is normal. To get drunk on occasion is perfectly understandable. . . The prevalent attitude that no party is a success unless there is alcohol served is the essence of the drinking problem.