Am I an Alcoholic Just Because I Prefer To Drink Alone?
Apparently, drinking alone is one of the signs of alcoholism, but I don't feel the urge to drink, I haven't had any in 3 weeks. I just prefer to drink at night, and I have no one to drink with. Does that make me an alcoholic?REPLY
Drinking alone can be a sign of alcohol dependence but only if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as:
-Loss of control
i.e. when you drink alone you drink a lot and don't stop until you pass out or run out of alcohol.
If the next day you chastise yourself for drinking or feel guilty about it then this may be a sign of a problem
If you need to drink more and more to get the same effect then you need to be concerned.
If you suffer from withdrawals
when you don't drink then you are most definitely suffering from dependence.
For more symptoms of alcohol dependence read signs of alcoholism
From what you have written above it seems to me that you have nothing to worry about, however, to be on the safe side you should visit your doctor/physician.