You know how people are saying you have to keep your priorities straight? Well, consider your priorities crooked if and when drinking alcohol outweighs your responsibilities in everyday life. Responsible drinking takes place once you take care of all other things. Problematic drinking occurs when all other things are being done.
Your responsibilities as an adult should never be hindered by alcohol. Examples include choosing booze over going to work, spending bill money on alcohol, and neglecting your loved ones because of drinking. Less severe examples include replacing healthy hobbies with drinking or drinking rather than taking part in social events. You may be an alcoholic if you find your priorities crooked due to alcohol, regardless of severity.