You have a few cocktails per week. Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a study that indicated that 90% of heavy drinkers are not alcoholics. In case you're wondering, the CDC defines heavy drinking as eight or more drinks per week if you're a lady or 15 or more drinks per week if you're a man. Although the study sample is quite large (more than 138,000 people), the respondents self-reported, so some people have not have been completely honest (about the alcoholism part, not the amount of drinks consumed part).
Click here for a short article about the study.
There are four important points here:
1. You can have a few libations from the Wulf Cocktail Den per week and not be a heavy drinker clinically speaking.
2. Drink responsibly.
3. If you make a mistake and don't drink responsibly, that doesn't necessarily make you an alcoholic.
4. Hold your liquor.