Capt Charlie: With powerful drugs like these, I don't drink. Since it will be the weekend, I can take one and just "hibernate" for the two days. When my back went out, they gave me two pills (same stuff) and had me take one there. Told me to drive home (right then, dorm was just right down the road), no stops, and lay down. Did so and I was out. Got up took another pill, etc.. to the last just as he had prescribed. Felt like a million bucks (I'm still trying to find out what that stuff was). But I remember him saying that alcohol would intentsify(sp) the effects and since I was basically comatosed just taking them as prescribed, I shudder to think what they could do if on top of alcohol.