Generally more than 2 oz of alcohol a day (and 12 beers is 12 oz) is considered worth evaluating. <br />
Alcoholism is both a medical and behavioral problem. 12 beers a day for decades might be tolerable. 1 beer a week that causes trouble (marriage, anger management, legal problems, injury) can be a serious alcohol problem. <br />
If the person is not having related physical problems or legal problems, then it may not be a problem....right now. 12 oz of alcohol everday for decades will effect the body adversely, it will shorten life and make us fat
With his physical symptoms as you have briefly described, it looks as tho he is headed in the direction of hepatitis or pancreatitis, a follow up to chronic alcohol abuse..
the true definition of Alcoholism is this "Its when one can not stop drinking after finishing a bottle and will do anything for another like being addicted to it. and to Admit you have an alcohol problem then and only then that person will set his course into recovery. But If that person drinks on a constant level like every day one must think is he still supportive and responsible. paying bills such and such. also when one is showing signs or aggression then you could then also say there is a drinking problem.
Very possibly an alcoholic
A-l-c-o-h-o-l-i-s-m, hmmm, that's ten letters. Let's see twelve beers to cover ten letters -- yeah, you might be able to spell alcoholism with twelve light beers.
dude thats to the point you need a funnel
Uh... I don't know. 12 light beer is the same amount of alcohol as just over 4 single shot rum & cokes. If he drinks that everyday, then he's got a problem. If he drinks that 2 or 3 times a week, then no big deal.
Too much, too frequently.
If it is every day.....yes.
He could be self-medicating for a different problem - usually a mental illness such as depression or bipolar. My dad and half brother both did this.
VERY safe to say. Light beer isn't any lighter in alcohol. Just lighter in calories. If it is an every day thing then he is. I mean 12 beers a day?....WOW! That's 3&1/2 cases a week. I would also bet it is more on the weekend or days off.
It sounds like a physical dependence...it's not clear as to whether there's a psychological dependence as well...