Could you be a Gray Area Drinker?
The Social Drinker – This person could easily have one drink on occasion and has no desire to consume alcohol on a regular basis.
The Gray Area Drinker– This spectrum covers a wide range of drinkers and behaviors. Typically a gray area drinker is drinking more than a social drinker, but not yet severely abusing alcohol or considered an alcoholic. Often times, alcohol becomes a coping mechanism for stress.
The Alcoholic – someone that is physically dependent on alcohol. Alcoholism is recognized as a disease. Recovery programs are designed to treat it.