I started getting into cocktails over the last year and a half or so (gin/tonics, screwdrivers, stuff like that, plus some wines), but since last summer, and especially these last few months, I've come to almost depend on a cocktail or 3 to "unwind" at night. I basically drink every night now. Alone, of course, since I don't have a social life. It might be becoming a crutch but I'm not sure what exactly constitutes an actual alcoholic. I don't get hammered but I like to relax and get that slightly light-headed/buzzed feeling. I just wonder if I'm starting to depend too much on getting to that state.