At What Point Is Someone Considered an Alcoholic?

Question by Kaboom: at what point is someone considered an alcoholic?
i have a friend who’s husband drinks about 8-9 beers every evening after he comes home from work. Although it seems to have no effect on him, his tolerance is very high.

My ex-wife, who likes her wine, doesnt drink every night, but when she goes out, about once or twice a week, she ALWAYS gets drunk, sometimes to the point of throwing up.

Both alcoholic? Or one just a binge drinker?

Worried, cuz kids are half the time with her

Best answer:

Answer by Yari
Binge drinkers, if they were alcoholic they wouldn’t live without alcohol.

Answer by J B
when their use of alcohol has a negative effect on their life.

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