so... my girlfriend broke up with me about a month or so ago. I have never really been a big drinker and i never ever drank during the week. Now, I can't stop drinking. I don't drink by myself, but I basicly can't say no when someone asks me to party. Sometimes I even go to parties telling myself I'm not gonna drink and once I'm there and someone starts offering me drinks I just take them without a fight. I even drink on nights where I have to do weights at 7:00 AM (I'm on the swim team) or have class at 8:00. I also don't really get wasted, but I get drunk enough that I stop thinking about "her". Does this make me an alcoholic? I don't drink with the intention of blocking out the pain, but I think that subcontiously maybe that is why I do it. any advice? Is this bad? I know you shouldent drink to cope with hardship but I'm not sure if that is what I'm doing or not?