Whether or not we drink regularly or abstain from alcohol completely, each of us has a ‘relationship’ with alcohol. For some of us, the relationship is fairly healthy and for others of us, it’s not so. Conscious or mindful drinking is one way in which we can become more aware of our drinking habits and not let this drug get the better of us. While this approach to booze will work for some, it will be less effective for others. So what does conscious drinking mean and why it can be better for our health than cruising along, unaware of where our relationship with alcohol is headed.