My father drinks 4-6 beers every day and has done so for my entire life and most of his entire life. I try and talk to him about how bad this habit is for his body he tells me its the only way he is able to sleep at night. When I approach the subject of him being an alcoholic he tells me I am up in the night. He lacks energy through the day, he complains of having no motivation to do anything, and he sleeps until noon most days if not later. Obviously those are side effects of drinking and maybe an underlying problem due to poor health. I worry that he is just drinking himself into the ground but he will not stop what he does. How a liver can process that much beer (50 Years of it) is amazing to me. I am just wondering if maybe I am over reacting. Is beer not that big of a deal? Am I wrong to call him an alcoholic?