I've seen it here on the forum and I've also heard alcoholics [living in denial] claim that they drink responsibly, they aren't addicted, and so on. Much as their alcoholism won't be deemed to be an addiction until they have no control over it where and when exactly does someone begin to lose control? Truth be told, there's a very thin line between being in control and losing control. You could be a "responsible" guzzler today and tomorrow you are an alcohol addict. Your thoughts? Is "responsible drinking" an excuse alcoholics use because they dare not face reality?