I thought his drug problem got worse toward like 1985-1987? I always thought drugs came after the booze. Plus he has stated that he was writting an awfull lot of oops at this time, was this thenuear he like did 4 books in like a year and a half?Yup - he is just a naturally talented writer. I am glad he got off the booze before he killed himself. Thank his wife Tabitha for staging an intervention!