my question is did it help anyone that didn't necessarily need the medical attention?
How do know you don't need medical attention? If you are drinking in the morning and drinking at work, that sounds like you might be starting down the path of "round the clock" drinking.
Just because your drinking hasn't, as yet, caused medical symptoms blatant enough to be noticed by you doesn't mean that there aren't any. You've got a whole bunch of internal parts that are affected by heavy alcohol use.