I'm probably going to start drinking so I'd like to know how often it's safe to be drunk enough to barely being able to walk, without getting addicted. I might have to mention that my father is an alcoholic, my grandfather of my father's side was one, and my grandfather of my mother's side has been. Not very good odds for me to avoid becoming one. What are the signs that I should watch out for so that I don't become one? If a moderator thinks this thread is inappropriate, remember that if you censor it I will just start drinking without knowing what to watch out for, meaning I most likely would end up an alcoholic.