The `Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous` rockers like the relaxed attitude to consuming alcohol they find in Europe, but admit it can take its toll on them.
Bass player Paul Thomas said: "Drinking is always great fun and a great way to bond, who doesn`t love it? You get a lot less flack in England for drinking, you can have a drink with your lunch over here and not get any funny looks.
"You really are too hardcore for most Americans, I drink so heavy over here when compared to in the US that I spend my days off just recovering!"
Paul also said the band has a relaxed attitude to people illegally downloading their music, and that it is an inevitable part of the future.
He added to website liverpoolconfidential.co.uk: "It doesn`t really bother me, kind of like it, it means only the good music gets through because it makes the market so saturated. We aren`t too old to be speaking to each other and sharing albums over computers. CD sales are not as important as they used to be, you can`t fight the future."
GoodCharlotte are part of the `Kerrang Relentless Energy Tour` which is presently making its way across the UK.