Where do you draw the line between regular drinking and being an alcoholic? If a person drinks some alcohol every night for many years, their body is going to be accustomed to the rhythm of having alcohol every night and expect it. Does that make them an alcoholic? Alcohol dependent? Or just a regular drinker? For the purpose of this discussion, we are talking about someone who only drinks at the end of the day and is having more than one glass of wine, but not really getting drunk.