I started drinking during my high school days. When my parents learned about this bad habit, they encouraged me to drop it lest I would get addicted and ruin my life. I heeded their advice but not totally. I do drink but occasionally and moderately.
I pity those who are not able to control themselves and got addicted. But, they should not lose hope because there is good news for them. There is the alcoholism rehab that would take care of them.