What Constitutes Alcohol Abuse?

Would having a drink because you want to negate negative emotions alcohol abuse if you do it once and never again?
Would holding down a job and never getting drunk, yet drinking every night count as alcohol abuse?

I think my neighbor is an alcoholic…her kids eat every day at my mom’s house!

Understand The Physical Effects Of Alcohol Abuse Today

Understand The Physical Effects Of Alcohol Abuse Today

What Is Considered To Be Alcoholic?

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy. Women who consume eight or more drinks per week are considered excessive drinkers. And for men, excess is defined as 15 or more drinks a week. (The researchers defined a drink as just 5 ounces of wine, 12 ounces of beer or 1.5 ounces of spirits.) Read Here…..

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What Qualifies A Person As An Alcoholic?

Definition – an alcoholic is a person, while alcoholism is the illness. An alcoholic suffers from alcoholism. Alcoholism is a long-term (chronic) disease. … Alcoholics are obsessed with alcohol and cannot control how much they consume, even if it is causing serious problems at home, work, and financially.

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  • Cliff Schaffer January 23, 2009, 1:54 am

    This is a question liking asking what is "pretty". The answer lies in the eye of the beholder.

    I would define "abuse" of any drug as when it starts interfering with your health or life. Other people define it as any use at all.

    I once talked to Ed Meese, Ronald Reagan's former Attorney General, about it. He defines ANY use of an illegal drug as "abuse". But, if the drug is legal, like alcohol or tobacco, then he allows for considerable use before he calls it abuse. Go figure.

    A doctor friend of mine who has done extensive research on the subject holds the opinion that most regular drug use is really self-medication. That is, the person is using the drug to relieve anxiety or other psychological symptoms. If this is true, then it is an issue without any clear dividing lines.

    For example, many people take a drink or something else in the evening because they had a hard day at work and they want to relax. They are using it in the same way that others might use Valium they got from a doctor. How do you tell when the stress (or whatever) is great enough that some kind of medication is needed? And what kind of medication should it be? Does it really make a difference if they have two beers instead of one Valium?

    If the kids are eating at someone else's house then that may be a good indicator of what I would call abuse. On the other hand, it could just be that the woman is a lousy mother and cook, even if she wasn't drinking. Lots of kids used to come and eat at our house simply because the food was better.