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Husband drinks 12oz vodka daily and has for a few years now. Is there cause for concern?

He drinks only in the evenings and doesn't get "drunk" or pass out/fall asleep before we go to bed for the night. He never seems to be hung over in the morning and never misses work or scheduled activities. He's very active: bicycles, hunts, motorcycles, wood-working projects, etc. He has a fairly stressful management job in government. I used to have a few drinks in the evening with him but have stopped in hopes that he would cut down on his consumption.

Asked By: jourdepaye - 9/1/2009
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That is a lot of vodka. Your husband is a "functional alcoholic". If he continues to drink to that extent, it will progress to the point where alcohol takes over his life. Ask me how I know this. EMT Alcoholic, 17 1/2 years sober, also a type 1 diabetic.
Answered By: emt_me911 - 9/1/2009
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Twelve ounces every night... More
Answered By: KGSD - 9/1/2009
 
He's called a functioning alcoholic. ANYONE who drinks that much hard liquor everyday is an alcoholic!
Answered By: halfahunkathat - 9/1/2009
 
Gee, he a model for AA. hope he isn't driving------good luck.
Answered By: Buckeye Bill - 9/1/2009
 
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