antonomad saidI've been drinking a lot lately, every day, alone or in a group, outside and inside the house,morning till night. I am also on antidepressants, Prozak 100 mg, daily. Should I seek some help? I don't feel like alcoholic, its just that i drink every day...
There are feel good mind control drugs, yes. Exercise will work well, too.
Many years ago, I was busted for DUI, even though I wasn't near the car. (I was gay in Nebraska.) At any rate, I was ordered to 3 AA meetings a week for three years. For countless hours, I listened to drunk logs, and my heaviest drinking always came after AA meetings. (We had just talked about drinking for 2 hours.) For me, AA was completely the wrong thing. It wasn't until AFTER all those drunk logs, that I stopped occasional binge drinking.
What I found in AA was some major fucked up folks substituting coffee and cigs for the latest addiction. For some folks AA helps, but, for many, it's a disaster.
I know folks who drink every day, are overweight, never exercise, and make lots of money, and have health problems. Those folks would tell you that they're social drinkers. I think I would disagree, but, they're able to do well by some standards of measure.
Other folks I know drink and turn into jerks. Clearly, drinking isn't the best thing for them.
Other folks are occasional drunks and a great time and their lives are no worse for it.
I think, as a general rule, if you don't like how it affects your life then you should be off doing something else: exercising, a hobby, burying yourself in your work, etc.
In my experience, if you see an alcoholic counselor, they'll tell you that you're an alcoholic, or a ex pot head they'll tell you that you're a pot head, etc. Projection, it's called.
I think it's something that only you can decide.
If you don't like what drinking is doing to your life then change it.