Our expert says:
Most alcoholics find some artificial criteria for deciding that they themselves are not a "real" alcoholic. A real alcoholic has problems related to consuming too much alcohol, whatever the pattern or timing of their over-consumption. Some drink only in binges and may be entirely sober between these ; some drink in the early mornings, some late at night. So what ?
However, you are wise to recognize that you have been developing a significant problem --- NEEDING to drink, drinking alone, and to excess. memory disturbance. The good news is that, having realized this, you can indeed stop drinking, though I strongly advise that you see a shrink to get ongoing help and support with this, rather than tryingto do it entirely on your own. Its easy to become alcoholic without any expert assistance a all ; but NOT to give up the bad habit and chemical dependency --- there one needs and deserves proper help
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