Well that is a question I have come across many times these past years, and there is a whole deal to cultural habits, to how society view alcohol and drinking and of course your own tolerance. I find interesting to see the different definitions in society across the world, although the medical and technical definition is the same, cultural context is very different and what some people deem as an addiction , others think is a normal way of life. I am a world traveler and have been traveling my whole life , as many in my family do, and having family and friends scattered around the globe, it has become very clear that culture and society has a big impact on your life. Especially regarding to alcohol consumption. In the North of Europe drinking alcohol is very common, beer and vodka or moonshine being the dominant alcoholic types of choice. Where as in middle Europe beer and wine seems to be the choice and in the South wine and sweeter liqueurs are the norm. This is not all together the same in the US , not even in areas dominated by said cultures or people from north, middle or south of Europe. What are your input on this, and have you noticed differences in your travels or meetings with people from other parts of the country or world?