I have occasionally (even in these forums) questioned if my drinking is controlled or not. My mother particularly has gotten down on me over the years, even though there really have been no incidents legally or in a disruptive way, based on my drinking. My wife usually has no issues with me drinking once a week. I will ask her each and every time before I buy beer. When she's really mad at me, she will occasionally call me an alcoholic. I don't know if this just something to use as a weapon or if she believes it. If I did have an addiction, I certainly wouldn't feel like I would have support, only criticism. Do you have people that are negative or are trying to empower you?