Yep. I avoid opioids for that very reason. Interestingly, drugs like Vivitrol that are made to help opioid addicts, turned out to also be effective on alcoholics. It basically binds to certain receptors that are usually stimulated by opioids. It doesn't make you sick if you do take opioids or drink, so its pretty safe, but stupid expensive, so unless you're going through a treatment program good luck getting it.
I did try to get drunk a few times while on that vivitrol stuff, and I mean I got drunk, but it was lack luster at best. If thats how non-alcoholics feel when they drink a lot, I can see why they'd look down on us. If thats what being drunk is *supposed* to feel like, then it would make absolutely no sense to a non-alcoholic as to why alcoholics love being so lush.
Being drunk all the time is not easy, but at least to me its worth the feeling, despite all the throwing up, costs, threat of withdrawals, lack of energy, and extreme necessary time management.