Not sure how to ‘safely’ practice when drinking/otherwise impaired.
One of my premises is to work in both the sterile, mat-filled room type of environment, to get techniques or principles down and working, then ensuring that you train in the realistic environment.
Balancing the yin/yang, the hard/soft, the yau/gung.
And it all comes down to determining your objectives in your studies of self protective arts. As we have discussed briefly before.
Train hard, train smart.