I've thought about this.
My thoughts on the issue is to never be drunk. Not saying I don't drink, I enjoy a Jack & Coke, or a "Good" Beer (non-american, microbrew, or preferably both)
But I rarely drink even two nights in the same week, and can count the times I've had more than one drink in a day on one hand.
I don't believe guns and alcohol mix, well, I've been know to grab a bottle of Old Engine Oil, Wychcraft, or Old Speckled Hen when I'm cleaning them after a trip to the range. (no ammo)
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.