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What defines an alcoholic?

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Asked: 2017-12-05 17:39:25
Can you drink everyday and not be an alcoholic?


Answered: 2017-12-07 13:25:01

Christine hit it right on the head. You want to make sure that you arent just sayiong that not everyone who drinks is addicted.


Answered: 2017-12-06 14:51:10

Well, yes and no. Not everyone who drinks a lot is an alcoholic but that resoning can esily be used to justify alcoholism.


Answered: 2017-12-11 22:30:20

According to alcohol.org the criteria for defining alcoholism are as follows; Drinking more alcohol than intended, trying to cut back but cant, spending a lot of time drinking or being sick from a hangover, daily life interference from drinking, craving alcohol, continuing to drink even if it hurts your relationships, cutting back on hobbies to drink more and consuming alcohol even though it worsens a health condi-tion like anxiety or depression.


Answered: 2017-12-10 00:57:46

This video I found is a very informative video on defining an alcoholic. It is very clear and in-formative and explains how it was first defined and has grown and evolved ever since its birth, also how alcohol works in the body, and what effect it can have in your life.


Answered: 2018-01-02 23:59:12

A stumbling drunk who drinks everyday, and cant control him or her self. Someone who has symptoms of alcoholism withdrawal. An alcoholic is mean to people. And has to drink in order to function and feel half way normal. I couldnt imagine letting alcohol control my life like that.


Answered: 2017-12-16 10:04:58

findrehabcenters.org says that regular drinking turns to addiction kind of subtly. There are stages to alcoholism. It begins with a few drinks here or there and then gradually progresses. It turns into a full-fledged addiction when drinking be-comes more of a need in order to function semi-normally. Other factors include deteriorating relationships, making excuses, trouble sleeping or experiencing alcohol withdrawal if they dont drink. Any stage of alcoholism is troubling, especially if the person denies there is any-thing wrong. Denial is bad. Not recognizing your wrong doings with drinking defiantly defines you as an alcoholic.


Answered: 2017-12-15 10:42:46

An alcoholic is usually defined by they how a person acts like do they drink alone or try to hide their drinking. Also a good indication is that they try to hide their breath smell. My grandma was always brushing her teeth and she would chew gum and smoke all the time. It wasnt until later I learned it was because she was an alcoholic.

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