OR the state in which when you fall down, you have to hold onto the floor out of the fear of falling off.
"At 38 years, I finally got me the woman that said those six words I wanted to hear all my life. "My dad owns a liquor store."
"I exercise strong self control. I never drink anything stronger than gin before breakfast"
"When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading"
He so drunk the whole bar greets him by name when he comes in