How much alcohol do you have to drink before your considered an "ALCOHOLIC"?!

Question: How much alcohol do you have to drink before your considered an "ALCOHOLIC"!?
I would say enough that it interferes with your life in any wayWww@FoodAQ@Com

Every person has a different tolerance, so it's impossible to say for sure!.

But like others have said, it's the behavior that's important!.

I like to drink for the taste and enjoyment, not its effects!. And as such, I get a taste, but I don't over do it!. I make my drink last as long as possible!. It also saves money!. I think that's the line you need to avoid crossing!. Drinking for the sake of drinking is a sign of a problem, especially when it's reoccurring weekly, or daily!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

It's not the amount, it's the behavior that's important!. It's not even the substance, all 12 step programs are based on the same principal;- that you have abandoned others, for self absorbed behavior!.
You could be hooked of food!.
You could be on speed!.
You might even be hooked on sex! (yes theres a 12 step for that!)
But you don't even need to be hooked on anything, but be self absorbed!.
You are the center of the Universe!. Do you shine!? Or are you a black hole!?
People that shine are the light of other people's world!.
Black holes just SUCK the life out of everything around them!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

its not the amount you drink!. its the mindset and affect on the body!.

when you're not drinking, do you think about drinking!?
when you're not drinking, are you thinking about how to get your next drink or when you can have your next drink!?
has someone close to you mentioned that you may have a problem!?
has someone close to you complained about your drinking!?
have you tried to stop, but failed in the past!?
do you blackout often while drunk!?

if you've answered 2 or more of these questions yes about yourself or a friend, you need to get some help whether it be professional help or peer counseling!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

WELL!.!.!.!.!.i drink about 1 liter of jack daniels a day and I don't consider myself an alcoholic!. I'm only 21 and I've been drinkin a liter a day since I've been 18 and I'm all good!. Hasn't affected my life, work or anything else so I guess to answer your question I have to drink more than a liter of liquor a day lolWww@FoodAQ@Com

If you think you drink too much you probably do!. This varies by person!. I was actually researching this tonight to see if I am!. Unfortunately I am and the general consensus is that if you feel guilty enough to ask this question or to be wondering it you probably are!. Seek help!. That's what I am doing!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

my teacher once told me that its not the amount but rather the pattern of behaviour!. If a person regularly drinks every weekend and cant go without drinking on the weekend_they're an alcoholic! wierod but true- same applies for even 1day a week!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

The standard line is more than 7 drinks of any kind a week means you are developing a problem!. In many social settings not drinking this much can make you an outcast though!.

I cut out drinking when it became a problem!. Getting buzzed does count!. good luck!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Drinking in exess everyday, without fail, would make you an alcoholic in my books!. Even more so if you have an issue not drinking for a day!.!.!.

The first guy who drinks a litre of Jack!.!.
Far out!Www@FoodAQ@Com

It is not the amount of alcohol, it's the level of dependency!. Www@FoodAQ@Com

if you get up in the morning and have to start drinking to function your a alcoholic!.its not the amount its the needWww@FoodAQ@Com

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