Have you been giving your liver a pep talk this week?  "Look, buddy, I know sometimes I'm pretty hard on you, but I really need your help to survive this weekend."

According to a new survey by Alcohol.org HALF of the people say DRINKING will make their family more tolerable on Thanksgiving.

23% say drinking will make things WORSE on Thursday.  And 28% say Thanksgiving is going to go how it's going to go, and no amount of alcohol will change things for the better or worse.

The survey also found that the majority of the people who plan to booze hard to make Thanksgiving go better are part of families who regularly drink together.