Any alcohol is addictive and it doesn't matter how strong this or that alcohol is. But there is a daily norm of alcohol, which will not harm alcohol at all, but on the contrary will help, such as half a glass of wine, which will only expand the vessels. therefore it all depends on the dose of alcohol and also your attitude towards it, for what reason do you drink? Is it stress or do you need to relax? or do you just like the taste of alcohol? You need to know when to stop, there is a golden mean in everything, which must be observed
You belong to a group - Moderate drinkers
This is the most controversial group. Differences in the definition of moderation, as well as in the usefulness of moderate drinking in the medical world, are still a matter of debate. According to Russian canons, moderate drinkers are people who consume 100-150 ml of vodka (but not more than 400 ml) 1-4 times a month.
The main difference is that this group experiences pleasure from alcohol, they are drunk accompanied by a rise in mood, and such people do not get drunk until the pig squeal. A spontaneous desire to drink usually does not arise, but if there is a reason, be sure that it is the moderate drinkers who will be the initiator of the feast. Moreover, most often, all this is realized in an informal group - the closest classmates, colleagues, just a group of friends, and is associated with a whole string of rituals and traditions.
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It depends on the amount, and also depends on why you are drinking. Addiction can be easily checked: buy juice / coffee in a thermos instead of alcohol, fill it or something else. If you are drawn to alcohol and do not feel satisfied with what you drink, then yes - alcoholism.
I will answer, as a person with a hereditary predisposition and problems with the adequacy of alcohol consumption: Alcoholism, in principle, is a disease that has a psychological and physiological aspect. Unfortunately, I have little knowledge of medicine and I can only say my perception of the mechanism of addiction. Roughly speaking, a person who has consumed alcohol, in principle, injects ethanol into the body, which, being split in that body itself, affects the pleasure center in the brain, causing intoxication (a feeling of euphoria, blurred vision, etc.), which in some cases causes dependence on this very euphoria, and if a person is unable to get pleasure in other ways (creativity, work, science, sports, travel, helping homeless lemurs, etc.), then the only way to get the much-desired endorphins will only be a check in the nearest stall. In this regard, alcohol and its positioning in society is quite dangerous - all people can be unsettled (parting, death of relatives, dismissal, etc.) and, suppose, if a person previously consumed alcohol rationally - not to the detriment of society, his development and etc., can "go into a binge" - simply because he already has an idea of the effect of alcohol on his body and a clear connection between pleasure and consumption, and this is fraught.
However, the best defense against such a destructive personality addiction, like alcoholic - the realization that there is something in this life that is much more interesting than alcohol. In this case, you yourself are able to understand when you want to drink (with friends whom you have not seen for a long time, at a holiday, with an acquaintance who puts down the first salary, etc.), even quite often by the standards of many people (we had guys who could ferment for several weeks in a row, and then speak at conferences), and when you will never be torn away from writing a new script / sketch / video editing / test drive of an exclusive Volkswagen from the 30s, etc. The main thing is, if you suddenly feel, or your friends have noticed or your relatives, that you drink more often than before, that your interests fade into the background, even if only a little, then you should beware.
Well, the cliché about "norm each has its own ". It really is. Purely physiologically and psychologically - different metabolisms, different psychological characteristics, different heredity. For example, the indigenous people of America and the Far North literally drank themselves from one or two glasses, if I am not mistaken, due to the lack of alcohol dehydrogenase in the body (forgive me all the above written by doctors and biologists), and some are able to drink every other day if "necessary", but at any moment they are able to return to their business and not drink for years. Someone is potentially looking for a way to forget, someone - to feel the taste of a good drink.
In short: pay attention to genetics, your emotional state, experience of your "interaction" with alcohol, life satisfaction and do not forget the time from time to timego back and analyze a little - if nothing changes for the bad, then everything is fine.
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It depends on what you drink and how. And most importantly, can you do without it.
As for the quality and quantity: the British, Germans and French, from personal observation, drink almost every day. At the same time, they do not get drunk and do not behave disgustingly. It's not just about the gene pool, but what to consume: if there is dry red or good quality beer, and while having a snack with a conversation in a pleasant company - no, this is not alcoholism.
If you can't help but take a drink, and whip 2 liters of baltika seven and fired vodka, then I have bad news for you.
Quality and sense of proportion, and the question is settled. I remembered, by the way, not about alcohol, but about smoking an excerpt from "The Fry and Laurie Show", which very accurately summarizes the thought:
-But I thought most of the doctors ...
- "You thought"! You didn't think anything!
If every weekend after hard working days, drinking, then it gradually becomes a habit. Following from this, alcoholism develops, therefore - yes, before it's too late - it is better to reduce such rest to a minimum, because in the future it will be much more and more often and worse.