I think i'm not an alcoholic but i'm not convinced?

I am a binge drinker and I don't believe that I'm an alcoholic. I binge drink to the point of passing out around 3-4 days a week. I can go without alcohol for a few weeks. A few people around think I'm an alcoholic, but I'm not! I don't need alcohol, I want it. It makes me feel good and it's not hurting anybody around me. I'm the same person when I drink but maybe a little bit more emotional and sociable. I'm not violent while drinking and it doesn't affect other people. I simply love getting drunk in my own time and enjoying myself.

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  • Try not drinking for 3 months and see how you do. What do you have to lose?

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  • Alcoholic convinced he’s not an alcoholic.

    No way, like that ever happens 🤣

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  • OP appears to be a troll. Every goddamn week i'm seeing a post that deals with someone who is an alcoholic in denial. Troll harder.

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    • Fair point, but it is possible that there really are a lot of people out there who are alcoholics in denial.

      Or maybe it is indeed the same guy every time, but he's not deliberately tolling. It's possible his brain is so frizzled by alcohol abuse that he has a hard time remembering what he did this morning, never mind what he wrote here last week.

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      • I don't think so. His posts gets a lot of comments, which as you know, is it normal notifies you on which one of your posts you got a comment on. Plus, your posts will pop up on the home page anyways, notification or not. So I think that is highly unlikely. Also, it seems like this person is intentionally spamming the same thing over and over. And he even says he's an alcoholic, then says he isn't. He appears to be convinced he is one, so why is he spamming posts denying he is one? These posts sound like bullshit.

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  • You have a problem it sounds like. Most people black out maybe once or twice a decade. Not normal to do it several times a week. You'll end up dying from this I suspect.

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  • Seriously, how does this make sense in your brain? You just said you think you're an alcoholic, then you say you don't think you are? Dude, do you think you're an alcoholic or not? Pick a side. But it's fine because these posts are obviously bullshit. It's weird how everyone thinks you're actually being serious lol.

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  • if you know what time you hafta be at the liquor store before it closes you might have a problem

    if you know what time you hafta be at the liquor store when it opens you definitely got a problem

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  • If it's not to the point where your body becomes dependent on alcohol then you're technically not an alcoholic, but you may have a drinking problem. If you even have to ask if it's a problem then that's a sign to get help.

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  • You need to rethink your self assessment. What you described is the classic alcohol abuser. Call a substance abuse hotline if you still have doubts.

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  • I guess it's nice that you do at least know the difference between needs and wants; lots of people have huge problems with that.

    But if you require booze in order to be the person you like to be and to enjoy being alive, then that makes it sound like more of a "need" than a "want" to me.

    It's your life, your body and your money, and you're free to do whatever the hell you want with all three. If living a good part of your life in a drunken stupor floats your boat, on you jolly well go. Alcohol is a toxin, and it screws up various organs in all sorts of ways, but if you want to abuse your body by drinking until your blood alcohol level is so high that your brain shuts down, go ahead and do that. If you can't think of anything better than booze to spend your money on, then fine, do that.

    You apparently don't fit whatever personal definition you have of alcoholism, and maybe that would apply to how others define it too. But that label is irrelevant. The fact is that you really do not have a healthy, take-it-or-leave-it relationship with alcohol. It is a fact that if you keep this up, you're going to pay for it in various ways. You'll end up looking older than your peers who don't drink a lot. Your organs will end up permanently damaged in various ways, maybe not in a way that directly results in illness or death, but at the very least you won't be as healthy as you would be if you didn't drink at all. And you will have suffered lost opportunities from all the money you've literally pissed away.

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