By the rules, I am an alcoholic. This is hard for me to admit... I didn't drink at all this time last year, now I'm an alcoholic. I haven't gone into any AA meetings or anything yet, I guess the first step is admitting it. The rule that I broke of being an alcoholic, I drink alone (yeah... with nobody else). Sure I only drink once a month.. if that... but the fact that I drink alone is a sure sign that I'm an alcoholic. Sure I've only been "drunk" once (aka beyond buzzed... and that was in a social setting), but... I broke a rule indicating my alcoholic status. Seriously now, what's the deal with this? I have friends that drink 6 days a week, sometimes more... rarely less... but they do it at a bar/social setting. I hate drinking being a big deal, why is drinking alone considered a big deal? I also hate the local bar (college town) you gotta crowd surf to make it to the bar. Same goes for this place we gig at a lot, I only drank their once and I didn't go back for seconds. Any closet alcoholics out there? Not seriously, because alcoholism is a serious disease and I don't mean to make light of it... I just mean, drinking alone is awesome/relaxing instead of a big event. ATTENTION EVERYONE: I AM NOT REALLY AN ALCOHOLIC, I WAS BEING SARCASTIC! IF YOU READ MY POST IT STATES, "Sure I only drink once a month.. if that... " and "Sure I've only been "drunk" once (aka beyond buzzed... and that was in a social setting)" SO I FIGURED IT WAS CLEAR I WAS BEING SARCASTIC... OBVIOUSLY IT DIDN'T WORK. SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION: THIS THREAD WAS JUST ABOUT HOW I HATE BARS/DRINKING SOCIALLY!