I agree with a glass of wine to relax on occasion, but if you're at a party and want to drink, stop when you get a little buzz. There's no need to get falling down drunk, it just disgusts your friends, and ruins your whole next day!
I won't ever get the feeling, because I'm never touching alcohol. but I think people just drink it as if it were your favorite soda. maybe you won't get drunk but just the feeling and taste of it makes you feel good..? eh, just taking a shot at it.
People drink to either relax and calm down or to forget... Both situations can be done without making a complete a$$ out of yourself... But I don't support minors drinking... If its an adult, it's there choice to get slap happy drunk or not.