Binge drinking

Are binge drinkers alcoholic? What if you only drink once a week? Is treatment for binge drinking the same?

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Jan 08, 2020

by: Rachael

Hi,
thank you for your question.

I think there are a lot of different types of drinkers, and someone can be a problem drinker without necessarily being an alcoholic.

Even if drinking only once per week, if it is an excessive amount, you obsess over it, it stops you from doing other productive things in your life - this can be a problem. whether you call yourself an alcoholic or not isn't what is important here. what's important is that if you need help, you try to get it.

whether you want to try to drink less or just go straight to not drinking at all is of course up to you. If you try to stop drinking and find that you can't, even if it's only once per week, you may consider treatment such as AA meetings or outpatient therapy and see how that works for you.

Hope that helps!

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