Even if the Bible didn't contain strong admonitions against drinking "strong drink," the following article exerpt would be enough to keep me away from the bottle.
Scott Stapp contemplated committing suicide sometime in 2003 after drinking a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey. According to Rolling Stone he was convinced that anyone involved with Creed wanted him dead so he would become a "Kurt Cobain martyr-type" and increase record sales. "I had crazy thoughts going through my head," he said. However, he decided against suicide upon seeing a photo of his son just as he had the gun held to his head.
With the amount of bad thoughts, actions, and accidents that happen because of drinking, why would I want to start?