Whenever I go to a party he usually doesn't want to drink, but he always ends up drinking alcohol. I don't like alcohol, but it's the only drug he has access to that lowers inhibitions and reduces social anxiety from SWIM. But like I said......he doesn't like alcohol. SWIM hates the hangover he may get as well as the fact that he is screwing up his liver and kidneys. Most of all he hates the fact that his brain cells are being fried and killed. SWIM also is very picky with his alcohol.......his body can only stand rums like Bacardi. Most other drinks cause horrible hangovers to swim. And many parties only have beer to start out with. SWIM also smokes and loves weed, but weed is not powerful enough to lower inhibitions around others and reduce social anxiety. It does it only VERY slightly.....but doesn't take away that fear feeling. Is there a drug out there that is far safer and better to use besides alcohol for parties and social interactions? A drug that takes away fear at the same powerful rate as alcohol? To SWIM's knowledge, MDMA is an okay alternative I think.......but he isn't sure. It doesn't screw up your livers and kidneys but it may still damage serotonin receptors.......though this damage is no where near alcohol's damage of brain cells (and of course no drug is perfect). I am aware that there is a hangover......but I hear it isn't as bad as alcohol. Though I would rather take a substance with no hangover at all. But is MDMA as powerful as alcohol in social interactions? SWIM prefers if this alcohol alternative is legal, but if it is illegal then it is okay for SWIM. As long as the damages are no where near alcohol.