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30. try this one then /

It's not so much the drinking as it is the reason to drink. If you're doing it to avoid something else, it may be a problem. There are such things as "dry drunks", too, which are people who aren't actively drinking but still have a problem with alcohol.

There are also heavy/problem drinkers who are not truly alcoholics (i.e., addicted to alcohol), too. I was one of those. I had a problem with drinking too much, but did not fit the criteria to be an alcoholic. However, I do have bipolar disorder, and was more than likely using alcohol to self-medicate. Since I've been properly treating the bipolar disorder, I've lost the urge to drink and no longer crave alcohol.
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  -Am I an alchoholic? UndertheOcean  Jul-12-07 03:00 PM   #0 
  - An occasional weekend, lonely or not, I don't think I'd worry...  styersc   Jul-12-07 03:04 PM   #1 
  - Weekend binges have a way of becoming weekday binges.  smitty   Jul-12-07 03:19 PM   #4 
     - Yes, that's the key  Cruzan   Jul-12-07 04:02 PM   #16 
  - Well as long as it's just a weekend thing. But I think you need to work on your bargain hunting...  JVS   Jul-12-07 03:15 PM   #2 
  - a ride on the Night Train might cure him of his desire to drink ever again..  bleedingheart   Jul-12-07 03:18 PM   #3 
     - Hmmm. I find it interesting that you think our undeclared friend is a man.  JVS   Jul-12-07 03:22 PM   #7 
     - I have met my fair share of men who drink and then get overtly poetic  bleedingheart   Jul-12-07 03:58 PM   #13 
     - Is NightTrain=Heroin ?  UndertheOcean   Jul-12-07 04:53 PM   #29 
        - no...  bleedingheart   Jul-12-07 05:05 PM   #33 
     - I'm actually a man.  UndertheOcean   Jul-12-07 04:02 PM   #17 
        - not all ladies like the chest thumpers...  bleedingheart   Jul-12-07 04:39 PM   #25 
     - blasphemy ,that stuff is not wine...  UndertheOcean   Jul-12-07 03:57 PM   #12 
  - Being an alcoholic is fun. Don't knock it until you can't stop trying it.  Peake   Jul-12-07 03:20 PM   #5 
  - do you go to meetings?  matcom   Jul-12-07 03:20 PM   #6 
  - After nearly polishing off a jug 'o wine last night  Inchworm   Jul-12-07 03:26 PM   #8 
  - take this test  no name no slogan   Jul-12-07 03:27 PM   #9 
  - Boo to standardized testing!  Inchworm   Jul-12-07 03:30 PM   #11 
  - Winners never quit, and quitters never win  no name no slogan   Jul-12-07 05:01 PM   #32 
  - That's pretty severe  supernova   Jul-12-07 04:41 PM   #26 
     - try this one then  no name no slogan   Jul-12-07 05:00 PM   #30 
     - That's better  supernova   Jul-12-07 05:14 PM   #34 
     - It's a "cult" trick  Inchworm   Jul-12-07 05:00 PM   #31 
  - That's for you to decide.  JackBeck   Jul-12-07 03:28 PM   #10 
  - Do you have control over the behavior, or does the alcohol control you?  bob_weaver   Jul-12-07 03:59 PM   #14 
  - No. You're a drunk. "Alcoholics" go to meetings.  Blue-Jay   Jul-12-07 03:59 PM   #15 
  - Nope.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-12-07 04:03 PM   #18 
  - If you're in this picture, it's likely that you're an alcoholic.  Peake   Jul-12-07 04:08 PM   #19 
  - How did the "911 guy" get in that pic?  Blue-Jay   Jul-12-07 04:11 PM   #20 
     - He's obligatory.  Peake   Jul-12-07 04:13 PM   #23 
  - Meh. Check back with me when your killing off a box of white zin..  deucemagnet   Jul-12-07 04:12 PM   #21 
  - You need alcohol to be MAUDLIN?  PassingFair   Jul-12-07 04:13 PM   #22 
  - You may be an alcoholic even if you have to ask the question-just not a good one.  MilesColtrane   Jul-12-07 04:16 PM   #24 
  - Listen. Drinking to forget that you got "human smell" on a baby rabbit is not alcoholism.  Peake   Jul-12-07 04:43 PM   #27 
  - You're an alcohol abuser...  NC_Nurse   Jul-12-07 04:50 PM   #28 

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