My dad died a few months ago, and it has given me time to reflect. Dad had drank since he was a teenager. It was the main reason my mom cites she left him. He drank while my siblings and I grew up, and on through our lives. He became disabled the last 15 years of his life, and off and on was drunk nearly every single day. It didn't help my stepmom was drinking right along side him. I know frequency isn't necessarily the deciding factor on alcoholism, so what do you think?