What classifies you as an alcoholic?!

Question: What classifies you as an alcoholic!?
I think in the past both me and my husband have drank a little too much!. We have a new baby so I am much more concerned about it now!. I know why I would drink, I am very physically ill and I didn't get the proper care so I hurt all of the time and alcohol eased my pain!. Now I'm getting good care!. I am taking a slew of medicine to help my conditions!. It now isn't necessary for me to drink because I'm starting to feel better!. I've known my husband for two years and since then he has drank at least 2-4 beers a night!. Sometimes he'll go for a night or two without drinking!. I think that in the US we do take things a little far!. In other countries they drink a glass of wine or a beer or two every night but I think my husband is at least a borderline alcoholic!. On the weekends in one day he can easily drink 10 beers!. I told him tonight that I would like to be able to drink on ocassion but if he keeps it up it is at least going to be eventually a problem!. I also told him we aren't going to have more kids until he can prove that he isn't going to drink on the week days!. This hurts him because he wants a ton of kids!. What do you think!? What classifies you as an alcoholic!? He is young but I think it is getting a little out of control!. I guess I should add this though; he doesn't drink and drive!. He doesn't get abusive ever!. When we first got together he would drink and get verbally abusive but that NEVER happens anymore because he is more confident with our relationship!. The reason he did it before was because his sister is a pathalogical liar and a real B so he didn't trust women at all!. He never does anything to hurt me now when he drinks!. I just think drinking that much is a bad example and isn't good for your health!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The way you can tell if you are truly an alcoholic even border line is if you have to drink
For instance ~ me, I am a social vodkaholic ~ I never drink at home but I always have to drink when I am in a social enviroment
My ex drank all the time but he was rarely drunk ~ I mean he couldn't go to the spa w/out a gin/tonic but no one could ever tell really that he was drunk
So basically neither of you can make the other stop ~ you have to want to stop but you can be a good "encouragement" not a mommy to him you MUST know the difference; otherwise, you will cause havic on the marriage
Everyone is different when it comes to their addiction, what makes a person addictive to a substance is what they are hiding from, which is what he needs to figure out!.

Communication is the key to a successful relationship and for him it sounds like he has trust issues so as long as he knows you can trust him then I believe you all can have honest communication

Best WishesWww@FoodAQ@Com

The alcoholics anonymous website has a "quiz" to take to see if you have a drinking problem!. Try taking that and put yourself in your husband's shoes to answer the questions!. Hopefully this helps!Www@FoodAQ@Com

I don't know but I sure will drink by myself at a reasonable hour & drink until it's gone or at least goneWww@FoodAQ@Com

when u drink more than 4 beers in a day/night and exesively!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

An alcoholic is someone who:
a) drinks by themselves!.(is always drunk
b) someone who can never be at a party sober or not have a drink in their hand!.

i'm sure we have all exhibited some b-like qualities before in our lives, you just have to know your limits!. you can have too much of a good thing!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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