Definitely. When I was younger I went out drinking just to be out and away from fighting with my father - angry most of the time.
Being away from the situations helped me, and finding myself calmed me down. Alcohol exaggerates the feelings so is not a good thing in the end, but I understand completely why you would go with it. With being calmer with other things in my life, when I drink now - hardly ever in excess - I always remain calm too.
Do not listen to a word I say
Just listen to what I can keep silent
The only way to gain approval
Is by exploiting the very thing that cheapens me