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Does this person sound like an alcoholic?

Does this person sound like an alcoholic? This person:

Can never feel relaxed without a drink

Feels that he can't face the day without alcohol

Drinks every day, usually at least four units a day

Drinks secretly, and hides bottles of alcohol around the house

Lies about his drinking -- sometimes by omission, sometimes outright

Very often drinks in the morning

Sometimes drives drunk

Relatives and close friends are concerned about his drinking

Has a very emotional relationship to drinking -- whenever he's upset about anything, he always has a drink


However, crucially, this person almost never drinks until he loses control. In fact, this person drinks to feel more in control. When he drinks, he feels confident, calm, self-assured -- ways he never feels when he doesn't drink. So he almost never gets so drunk that he is out of control, or forgets what he did, or blacks out, or anything like that. In fact, most of the time, he doesn't even feel properly drunk, just -- better. Relaxed, happier, free of anxiety. Most people can't even tell that he's had anything to drink.

Does this person sound like an alcoholic? Please help me and tell me what you think, I don't know who else to turn to. Thank you so, so much for your time.
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This person does indeed sound very alcoholic with a high tolerance to alcohol.Google state dependent learning with heavy alcohol use and see what you think!
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Thank you, that's very helpful.
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