If you find yourself in such a situation where you need help with your alcohol habit, or know someone who does, please encourage them to talk to a therapist (or two, until you find someone who can understand you and you are comfortable enough opening up to) and find the answers to their problems. Acknowledge that this problem can be addressed and feel positive that your drinking problem will not turn into a “dependence” or “addiction” if you start now and make that appointment with a professional. You will thank yourself for taking that step when you see the amends that you make after therapy which will heal broken relationships, help you get back that identity that was lost and finally, enrich your life.