Firstly, let's start with the question of why someone would even want to drink any of these. Some people drink because they are bored, happy , celebrating a good news why some others maybe drinking out of depression and frustration. Do you think any of these reasons are worth it? well, you will understand that after reading this. Kava is a natural drink produced from the roots of the kava plant which grows in the western pacific areas. This drink has the capacity of satisfying some urges which might prompt people to consume a lot of alcohol in the first place. It gives you relaxation and makes you comfortable and also relieves you of stress.

With Kava, you don't need to be afraid of getting addicted since it's not harmful healthwise, rather serves as the best alternative for anyone that wants to stop alcohol.

For a quite large number of people who are working to get off alcohol, Kava might be the best choice. Gives relaxation and relieves from stress. It's not harmful to health. It's probably cheaper and gives better satisfaction. Kava is a natural drink and contains more minerals.

Well, like every other drink when taken in a very large volume could cause dullness though rarely happens. It might be somewhat bitter to some people.




Considering that I hate alcohol, and when taking into account that this is a safer alternative to it, I naturally vote for it. I would also like to thank the person who posted this as I learnt about Kava, which I was not aware of. It is nice to know that there is an alternative which might be an option for those who are addicted to alcohol, and suffering from it.
Posted by sspi on 03-17-2017

I guess it's safer than alcohol?

I don't like intoxicants of any kind, though what other people do with their body is their own business. But I am going to pick the less of two evils. I was reading on Kava and while it seems like a 'safer' alternative to alcohol and has been used as an anxiety treatment, it has a risk of acting like a sedative if used in large quantities. If a person is consuming kava, they won't want to 'drink and drive' for the risk of falling to sleep. Also, there is one source that says it could give you 'fish skin', some weird condition (that I forget the name of), which causes skin to be scaly and overly dry. So just consume in moderation, I guess, if you are going this direction. I can see where there would be a tendency to abuse this type of substance. Same thing happens with alcohol, too much of anything (even something good like food) leads to nothing good.
Posted by Beverly on 03-17-2017
You are definitely right Beverly. When one is presented with two evils, it would be sensible to go for the lesser one. Yeah, too much of everything is bad and that could even include drinking ordinary water.

great choice

Just this weekend I attended a conference where I learned about the benefits of Kava. It seems like a great alternative to alcohol. It is not addictive in any way and won't leave you with that bloated feeling and hangovers that alcohol can give. The taste may not be as enjoyable as consuming alcohol, but overall it is defiitely the healthier choice. Alcohol, in my opinion, is better left to celebrating special ocassions while Kava could be used every day.
Posted by Mahshiemonalisa on 03-16-2017



I know a lot of people mostly teeanagers find it interesting and cool to take alcohol. Apart from the reasons while someone will drink which i have listed,some people take alcohol because they want to be sober, others take because their friends take and some others take alcohol because they think it's a sign of maturity.

While this reasons might be good or bad enough, some people are not allowed to even taste them. Some parents forbid their children from drinking while Some religions like Islam forbids its members from drinking alcohol. Christians are advised not to drink beyond their alcohol carrying limit.

We will investigate and find out whether if at the end of the day, it's a good choice.

Makes some people sober and productive Relieves stress and pains. Induces some people to sleep.

stimulates people to commit crime. it's addictive and not easy to break off. It could lead to death. some alcohols are very expensive. Most alcoholics sting.



Makes some people sober!!

I love how you put "Makes some people sober" I've never known a person to become sober from drinking alcohol LOL :D Also I found it really funny how you said "Most alcoholics sting". But on a serious side, I've never even tried Kava before. But I'd be willing to try it to see what it's like. Is it a cold drink then? Anyway, for all the downsides to drinking alcohol, sure it's addictive and it can be very damaging to your health when consumed in large amounts. Although, that said, there is a lot of evidence that says alcohol can actually be good for you. Such as drinking the occasional red or white wine. Even things like bitter, beer and stout etc like Guinness. I've heard that you can even live off of just drinking Guinness alone as it has all the vitamins and minerals in it that your body needs but I'm sure they're only half joking when they say that! As for me, I do love a good refreshing pint at the end of a long hot day. A nice pint of Fosters or a Stella. But I'm not a big drinker and I only have the occasional one or two beers. Or a cider as well. I love my cider! lol Although cider is a dangerous drink and it's like a gateway drink for a lot of young people today who start drinking. Why is that? Because there are so many different new ciders today, all those fruity ones like Bulmers which are very easy to drink and they make them appealing to young people. I'd like to see a ban on eye catchy logos and advertising for alcoholic drinks like there is on smoking now. Have all the drinks hidden away behind a sliding door so you can't see them. That way it's out of sight, out of mind you know? I think that would have a positive affect on people as it would mean less people getting drunk or becoming an alcoholic from an early age!
Posted by idealmikey on 03-16-2017

I'll take a beer

Seriously, give me a beer any time over that Kava stuff. Even though I never drink Kava, I think it's safe to say I will still prefer alcohol at the end of the day.

I'm not a big time drinker and I'm not an alcoholic, but from time to time I like having a glass or two of wine or a beer or two. You just need self-control and take everything into moderation and I assure you everything will be fine.

Then again some people can't be trusted with alcohol. But I guess those type of people cannot be trusted with any type of mood-changing substances, not even Kava.

Posted by Cristian on 03-21-2017


Alcohol has very useful value in drugs making, the bond that exist within its structure combine with other compounds to form useful chemicals. Alcohol usage is best when their is direct control by professionals. It can help in making some painful conditions bearable.

Alcohol has destroyed many due to its abuse. When it is abused, the users life is in danger because it can cause many problems that eventually lead to death. Good control over its usage is a key in preventing the negative effects.

Posted by Jeshurun on 03-22-2017


I really do not have an issue with either one. I think that as long as you do things in moderation if you enjoy them, then all is good. I have never had Kava, so I do not know what that is like. But I have enjoyed alcoholic beverages on several ocassions. Do I need it? Or crave it? No. But there are times when it just feels nice to sit and relax with a glass of wine or a nice mixed drink, or even a cool beer on a hot day.
Posted by angie828 on 04-01-2017
It looks like that kava is a form of wine or similar drink? That it can also intoxicate the drinker? If that’s the case then drinking wine would be better because wine has been proven to be good when taken moderately. And like kava, excessive drinking of wine can also be bad for it can make you drunk. Worse, it will give you a big hangover on the next day. But if kava is a health drink then I guess that is a good alternative for alcohol.
Posted by Corzhens on 02-08-2018
I have never heard of kava and from the description provided above and its comparison with alcohol, I guess kava is some kind of intoxicants. The description does not say much about kava, for instance what compounds are there in kava that makes the drinker happy. I have tried a drink made from hash seeds and it is intoxicating. Before knowing what kava is, I cannot choose between kava and alcohol.
Posted by vinaya on 10-18-2018