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Old 01-25-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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For the past six months I've been having 2-3 beers per day at least 5 days per week. Tonight, I am currently on my 4th beer and feeling very guilty. Usually on weekends I drink more but am worried I am becoming an alcoholic. I usually take a couple of days off per week, but I'm not sure it does any good. I want to get my drinking back to only a few on the weekends and none during the week. Do I sound like an alcoholic?
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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For the past six months I've been having 2-3 beers per day at least 5 days per week. Tonight, I am currently on my 4th beer and feeling very guilty. Usually on weekends I drink more but am worried I am becoming an alcoholic. I usually take a couple of days off per week, but I'm not sure it does any good. I want to get my drinking back to only a few on the weekends and none during the week. Do I sound like an alcoholic?

Yes....the fact that you are so involved ib how many beers and taking nights off.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:35 PM
 
Location: USA
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Not yet, but, you know yourself better than anyone, so, just pay attention to your inner voice.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Not yet, but, you know yourself better than anyone, so, just pay attention to your inner voice.
Thanks. I know I need to lay off the alcohol because if I keep this up if I am not an alcoholic yet I will be.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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For the past six months I've been having 2-3 beers per day at least 5 days per week. Tonight, I am currently on my 4th beer and feeling very guilty. Usually on weekends I drink more but am worried I am becoming an alcoholic. I usually take a couple of days off per week, but I'm not sure it does any good. I want to get my drinking back to only a few on the weekends and none during the week. Do I sound like an alcoholic?
come on over to my house and we will discuss your drinking habits over a few beers (wine for me)
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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nope, but if you think it will become a problem, take the necessary steps to cut down. 2-3 beers a night isn't bad.

i had 6 beers last night, and i was showing restraint. i could've downed the whole 12 pack last night, but i wanted to save some for today. it's not hard for me to not drink during the weed, just find something else to do to distract yourself.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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It depends more how you feel when you haven't had anything to drink. I'm a two-beer-a-day kinda guy too, but I found myself having trouble relaxing (i.e. falling asleep) when I didn't have any, so I've decided to cut back.
I wouldn't worry so much about labels like "alcoholic", but if your conscience is telling you to cut back, it might not be a bad idea.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If you have to ask, it's probably time to do something about it. 2-3 drinks a night isn't terribly excessive; but at this rate it is likely to become 3-4, then 5-6, then who knows. And beer is probably the worst alcoholic beverage to drink habitually, especially once you're at 3 or more per day. Malt is an excellent way to put on weight and compound your health issues.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:12 AM
 
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There is no qualification scorecard involved here. If you are concerned, then you should assess the situation. Are you experiencing negative changes in your life?

The fact that you feel guilty is a red flag, but does not mean you are an alcoholic. Everyone is different. Cultures around the world and in America have different views on the subject. It's very individualized.
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Old 01-28-2013, 02:21 AM
 
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The fact that you're even asking this question automatically raises red flags. I'd have to disagree with other posters here, 2-3 beers every single day is starting to border on alcoholism. That's 14-21 beers per week. Have you ever thought about how many extra empty calories that is? It will take a significant toll on your health over a long period of time.

I've seen too many friends of mine start drinking beers in college every night of the week or start drinking beers every night once they started working. They all started off with 1-2 beers, now 4-8 beers can be common to them every night. Needless to say, they're definitely packing on the pounds and who knows what condition their liver is now. Fast forward 20 years later just by looking at some of the fathers of these guys who drink everynight and they're killing 12 packs and are massively overweight with beer bellies. They also have terrible circulation problems, you can see it in their faces, they look purple/reddish, and their beer guts are hard and filled with fluid from all the damage they've done to themselves.
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