I could stop drinking for a while...now where did I put the vodka?
Seriously, I did end up in a bit of a mess in my mid-20s. Having left the army, I decided to remain living in Shropshire and ended up out of work for 12 months and drinking heavily every night. One night drunk and crying, I decided to move back home and have never gone down that road of self-destruction again.
I once went out for my usual drink or four and had a very lucky escape. Having arrived at the pub and sat down with a pint, I realised I'd forgot to take some cigs back for my landlady. Cigs duly delivered, I arrived back at the pub only to find a huge wagon embedded in the pub where I had been sat. I had only been away for perhaps four minutes. Scary!