Angie, what I think she meant was that drinking alcohol is a better way to drown out your problems than cutting. I don't drink alcohol, nor do drugs. If I get really down I just go straight to attempting suicide, or I take it out on someone else (usually my dad, but sometimes on other people). I can't say that you shouldn't drink alcohol (a lot of my friends do), but I'm not going to promote it. I myself hate cigarettes and really any drugs. I hate needles, my nose already bleeds a lot, and I like my lungs
. But, although drinking isn't great for you, and I have drank some alcohol (I've never been drunk though), I don't think of it as that bad, as long as you don't drink too much of it.