I recently was curious about how drinking alcohol is viewed in judaism and I came across a question in this site asking "Is drinking a sin?". The answer was just what I was looking for. But after reading this some things just didn't make sense. Why do so many rabbis drink so much in certain festivities such as Simcha Torah? Do they ignore the teachings that are brought up in this answer?
Note: I don't mean to disrespect at all, I'm just confused about this subject. Please read the link I'm referring to.