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how are you considered an alcoholic if you drink everyday, but you can afford your spirits without help

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msjuicycouture7

Asked by msjuicycouture7 at 12:08 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Because you drink everyday, regardless of if you can afford it or not.
    xxMasonsMommaxx

    Answer by xxMasonsMommaxx at 12:09 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • When you can not stop drinking.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 12:10 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I think if u can go without that drink then no but if thats all u think about or want when its not there then yes. Be careful tho. Ur body get use to having things that u give it everyday and will get to where it is more needed then wanted to feel normal. Addictions are easy to get and hard to break so maybe ur or the person ur talking abouts best thing to do would be to limit this to a few times a week or just weekends so the body doesnt become dependent on the alcohol.
    tiffany0317

    Answer by tiffany0317 at 12:11 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Ability to afford the alcohol has nothing to do with whether a person is addicted. It's the frequency and dependency on the alcohol that shows if someone is an alcoholic.

    http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/about/f/faq9.htm

    http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/FAQs/General-English/
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 12:12 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I agree with xxmasonsmommaxx. Doesn't matter if you can afford it or not, if you drink too much, you could be classified as an alcoholic, especially if you can't quit.

    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 12:13 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • No where does it say that you have to not be able to afford the alcohol in order to be an alcoholic. I think if your consumption of alcohol is a dependency, then it begins to effect other areas of your life. And yes, then you are an alcoholic, and it does not matter if you live in the Taj Mahal or under the local bridge, the disease can be the same!
    mommy11260

    Answer by mommy11260 at 12:15 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • From http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/FAQs/General-English/

    10. How can you tell if someone has a problem?

    Answering the following four questions can help you find out if you or a loved one has a drinking problem:

    Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
    Have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking?
    Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?
    Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

    One "yes" answer suggests a possible alcohol problem. More than one "yes" answer means it is highly likely that a problem exists. If you think that you or someone you know might have an alcohol problem, it is important to see a doctor or other health care provider right away. They can help you determine if a drinking problem exists and plan the best course of action.
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 12:16 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • how about if you want to drink just because, but everyday you do it
    msjuicycouture7

    Comment by msjuicycouture7 (original poster) at 12:26 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • Can you stop?

    DH is a recovering alcoholic, sober for almost ten years now. He couldn't stop. He never had a reason for drinking, he just did it. Most of the weekend, every weekend, and when he was drinking he wouldn't stop until he passed out. The most alcohol he has had in the past three years is one glass of wine a week for his heart condition, and he stopped that months ago for medication interaction. He still has days where he wants to drink; we don't keep alcohol in the house for that reason- I know that on those bad days he would start and not stop until he ran out or passed out. So the big question is, can you stop, and if you did, how would you feel?
    preacherskid

    Answer by preacherskid at 12:30 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I'm a recovering alcoholic and it doesn't matter if you can afford it or not.$ has nothing to do with it.Do you think or consider yourself to be an alcoholic?
    bvannkissy

    Answer by bvannkissy at 1:12 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

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