Hey all. I've been sober for 5 months (did 18 months, went back to drinking, and am now off again... hopefully for good). Not an alcoholic... just never served me well. I get 3-day hangovers from 3–4 drinks. I have been researching kava. I tried a few supplements (couldn't find powders in store) but they just made me really tired. I have since realized this isn't the way to go. I have my 40th birthday party on the 22nd of this month. It's an annual friends reunion of sorts. And I don't want to drink. I would like to try an energizing, social-boosting kava that I could sip on throughout the day in place of booze. Any reccos? I like the idea of the canned/bottled versions, but I would just assume these aren't as effective.