Drinking is a HUGE problem for me, in the sense that my colleagues and I like to go for a drink every Friday, and alot of my friends enjoy a good drink or ten of a weekend.
The thing is that Beer is the cheapest drink available at bars, and I usually find myself spending $200+ a weekend, I can only imagine what its like drinking spirits constantly. Perhaps I should pace myself more when I go out - but that's another battle altogether hehe.
If I'm making the right decisions for myself I will drink only Voka/soda water (and a lemon piece) in a TALL glass:
1 - It's strong so you'll drink it slower
2 - It's vile so you'll be reluctant to buy another
And as someone here has already said, water between drinks is ESSENTIAL because if you dehydrate yourself you'll get hungry, and when you get hungry the first thing you're going to do when you get home is order a greasy Chinese takeaway for 10