I think some people do not think they are an alcoholic, just because they keep up with their daily routine successfully. I think if you "have" to drink everyday and you "do" drink everyday, you have an addiction and this addiction is called being an alcoholic. I think the key word here is "have" to drink and you "can not" go one day without drinking. What do you think? Is drinking everyday because you "need to" okay, as long as, you keep up with you are gong about your daily routine with no serious complications, like maintaining relationships and bringing in an income? Or is this person just fooling themselves?