Me and my teammates normally go out for heavy drinking once a week in season, and maybe knock back a few with dinner on one or two other days, but I've been doing a lot of research lately on the negative affects alcohol has on training with blood toxicity, dehydration, and ruining sleep cycles. Changing the partying culture isn't really an option since we've had decent success in a strong conference. And it's college so we're being realistic here. Obviously we cut out the heavy stuff for the postseason.
Honestly, I feel like switching to recreational drugs could be more beneficial for us. Does anyone have experience dealing with regular drug use while running competitively? Something with minimal withdrawals ideally. Access wouldn't be an issue since we go to school in a pretty liberal area and there's a lot of hippy types on and around campus.