I am not an irresponsible alcoholic, by any means. I don't fall down, bills are paid, I don't get nasty, abusive, blackout, drink and drive. "Functioning" alcoholic (funny term) is what most would term it. Is that a problem? Yes, because I change once a day into a different person and my kids just want their mother to be her normal self. I detach emotionally, and sometimes isolate. Drinking daily affects the family somehow. THAT is a problem, and that is why I am embarking on sobriety once again. This is Day 4.