Get as rude as possible and don't let anyone tell you how to live.
I'm just as sick as the others, although I prefer to do my sickness in private.
I'm thinking about learning a few new things - like taking classical guitar lessons - and I'd like to bring what I learn into hard rock.
When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.