What does AA consider an alcoholic?
While there is no formal “A.A.
definition” of alcoholism, most of us agree that, for us, it could be described as a physical compulsion, coupled with a mental obsession.
We mean that we had a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond our capacity to control it, and in defiance of all rules of common sense..
Can you drink daily and not be an alcoholic?
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking is considered to be in the moderate or low-risk range for women at no more than three drinks in any one day and no more than seven drinks per week. For men, it is no more than four drinks a day and no more than 14 drinks per week.
Who can go to AA?
AA welcomes people of all faiths, even atheists and agnostics, even though the program takes a spiritual approach to treatment. The spiritual aspect comes into play with the 12 steps and their reference to God or a “higher power.”
How much do you need to drink to be classed as an alcoholic?
For men, this typically occurs after 5 drinks and 4 drinks for women within a 2-hour time frame. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines heavy alcohol use as 5 or more days in the past month of binge drinking.