While incredibly charming and charismatic, Whip, was a selfish, loathsome human being. He deserved to spend a large part of his life in jail. I would have reduced the sentence somewhat for his heroic efforts, however. That said, if something like that doesn't stop you from drinking, nothing will. Don't tell me that he was sober at the end because he had no access to drugs. Once he gets out, he will revert to his old ways.