My friends wife, whom I love to death, called me an alcoholic last night. My roommate texted me and asked me if I got beer, which I forgot about after work. Basically between the two of us, and sometimes my roommates boyfriend, we can go through a 24 pack in 3-4 days. Which if you break it down thats 12 a piece divided by 3 its four beers a day. Thats enough for me to be buzzed to the point where I'm not legal to drive. I decided to look up one definition of alcoholism. Overview Alcoholism is drinking alcoholic beverages at a level that interferes with physical health, mental health, and social, family, or job responsibilities. I went to hang out with my friends after my 8 hour work day yesterday. lol Symptoms Alcohol affects the central nervous system as a depressant. This leads to a decrease in: Activity Anxiety Inhibitions Tension Even a few drinks can change behavior, slow motor skills, and decrease the ability to think clearly. Alcohol can impair concentration and judgment. Drinking a lot of alcohol can cause drunkenness (intoxication). Some of the symptoms of alcoholism include: Abdominal pain Confusion Drinking alone Episodes of violence with drinking Hostility when confronted about drinking Lack of control over drinking -- being unable to stop or reduce alcohol intake Making excuses to drink Nausea and vomiting Need for daily or regular alcohol use to function Neglecting to eat Not caring for physical appearance Numbness and tingling Secretive behavior to hide alcohol use Shaking in the morning If this sounds like you, then you're an alcoholic. None of this defines me even in the slightest. Well, except the confusion part. I've always been confused though.