Can you be alcoholic if you dont drink daily?

Discussion in 'Self Harm & Substance Abuse' started by Hurted, Aug 7, 2011.

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  1. Hurted

    Hurted Well-Known Member

    During the last year i've been drinking 2-3 times per week. I'm severly intoxicated at least once, usually twice per week. During last month i've been drinking almost daily, but not because i need to but because it feels good.

    I usually drink to vent... i cant spend a week without getting drunk once, at least on friday - when im drunk i can be honest about how i feel and it just feels good. I'm less shy and forget about problems. Beside, i could never get a girlfriend without being drunk. I can spend entire week without alcohol - i usually just think about how drunk i will be in friday and i have no problems not drinking during the week. But when i do drink, i have no control over it because i'm very compulsive. It's all or nothing.

    So what i wonder is if you can be alcoholic if you usually drink 3 times per week but can manage to spend entire week without drinking? When i have to work for school, i can pretty easily cut down on drinking, even not drinking for 10 days... So i guess i just abuse alcohol and am not dependent. But i'm a littlle woried as i have addictive personality... i'm a chain smoker and dependent on energy drink, i'm also ex binge eater...maybe i should cut down.
  2. Hurted

    Hurted Well-Known Member

    I mean - as long as i don't drink daily, i can't get addicted...
  3. perry_mason

    perry_mason Well-Known Member

    i think it depends on who you talk to.

    personally i think as long as uyour not addicted to it, your ok.
  4. »broken_smile«

    »broken_smile« Banned Member

    in my opinion a person has a drinking problem when they need to drink every time they feel like shit... like way of "coping"... :hug:
  5. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Yes you can be an alcoholic hun there are weekend alcoholic there are people who abuse themselves with alcohol when they do not cope well As stated by
    broken smile if you have to drink to cope then yes you are an alcoholic
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