“Strong drink” (7941) is another recurring theme in the Book of Proverbs. It has mixed reviews. The main concern is the misuse of alcohol. A quick look at the use of the term shows two groups who are to avoid it. The first use of this word seems to deny it to the spiritual leaders of Israel.
(Leviticus 10:9 KJV) Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations:The second group would be political leaders as is shown in this passage.
For whom is booze to be reserved? The hopeless and the bitter.
So? I agree you cannot make a Biblical case for my position of alcoholic abstinence but the warning flags are persistent. I would urge you to give it up. It seems a required discipline if you are to be in leadership. In reality it will be between you and God.