I realize this topic has been on here before, but I have my own questions and experiences about it. Right now, I am on a serious bulk. This means 8 meals per day, which comes out to about 4000 calories, and heavy lifting 3-4 times per week. The problem is partying. Just this weekend, I got trashed not once, but TWICE, consecutively. First, on Friday night, which btw was the day I worked out my back on, I was severly drunk. Then, Saturday rolls around and I end up getting even MORE drunk, probably consuming around 12-14 beers. This has pretty much negatively affected EVERYTHING. First off, I got to bed around 5 AM last night, didn't sleep well, AND missed a couple of my necessary meals. Not to mention totally feeling like sh*t the next day, AND still being severly sore in my back. Looks like recovery never kicked in. What I have realized is that this just isn't going to work any longer. I can't keep on consistently getting trashed every weekend and expect to have maximal, consistent gains. It's just not happening. As many of us are young, and do party, and want to drink, I am curious as to other people's experience with this and how you have come to terms with it. For me, I have decided NOT to party as much and if I do, not to stay out till 4-5 AM and get totally drunk.