You're far healthier if you get that sick. I quit all drinking (on a whim -- no reason...well, except I was on Atkin's for a little while and when I went off the diet, I just never went back to drinking) for about 5-6 years.
The first night I drank? Holy fucking hell...the hangover I had...I thought I was going to die.
You're better off if you can take it or leave it.