And they say that alcohlics
are always alcoholics
Even when they're as dry as
my lips
for years
even when they're standing
On a small desert island
with no place in 2000 miles to buy beer

Ani DiFranco - Fuel

Don't let them brand you. It's your own life, your own feel for what you need. The term alcoholic should not be used to refer to people, it should be reserved for the chemical state of that which they drink.