When does alcohol use cross the line from habit to dependence? What is healthy use of alcohol and when is it too much? I think these are questions that those of us who drink regularly have to answer. I don/t think my alcohol use is really a problem...in terms of addiction but in terms of my weight drinking less would be helpful. However, it is one of the few pleasures I feel I have..It is a stress reducer and something to lok forward to. I have cut it back a bit and only allow myself maybe one bottle per week plus a beer or two. but those of you who have cut it out....what did you replace it with?