I think you can enjoy some things recreationally, but I think it’s a fine line for a lot of people falling off the wagon. It’s hard to be empathic with everything we know about drugs now when that happens.
I was an alcoholic, did lots of MDMA and drank a ton of lean. Once I got away from that crowd of people it was much easier to stop. Sometimes I go to the bar for the social aspect, but I drinking soda waters now.