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Ask Amy: Scotch and wine might lead to a problem – The Washington Post

70-year-old wonders if he daily habit is that of an alcoholic.

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After dinner I have either bottled water or a cup of hot tea.
I’m concerned about my drinking. Am I an alcoholic?
Concerned
Concerned: Lets agree that you have a drinking problem. Why label your habitual drinking a problem? Because you are concerned enough to ask about it.
The newer term for alcoholism is alcohol use disorder, and it is defined as a physical or mental dependence on alcohol, even when consuming it causes physical or relationship problems, makes you feel ill and impairs functioning…

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