GAYNATURELOVER saidWhat is alcoholism?What is binge drinking?What is heavy drink?What is
light drinking?What is social drink?What is the difference between all of
these types of drinking?
I believe alcoholism is a physiological and or chemical dependence on alcohol. You can have a genetic predisposition to it, or you can cause it to develop into and addiction to alcohol, in a similar way that cigarettes are chemically addictive to some people.
One of the classic signs of true alcohol addiction is waking up and craving a drink, again in the same way a cigarette addict craves the first cigarette in the morning.
I believe most people's issues with alcohol fall under the alcohol abuser category, which includes binge drinking. The classic sign here is someone whose drinking leads to negative consequences with work, friends, family, legal problems, or injury.
There is no real definition of heavy drinking or light drinking, but people sometimes say binge drinking is over three drinks in a sitting.
Apparently ok if you stand.
Outside of a chemical dependence, the situation to be aware of is wether or not your drinking is creating a problem for you. If it is, then you need to correct your drinking habits or stop entirely...depending on the severity of your issues.
As I'm writing this, I'm strongly considering the distinct possibility that this was not a real question.
Anyway, that's my version of a common sense answer to the question.