What definition of "alcoholism" are we talking about here? The one that is pushed by the preventative healthcare lobby wherein if you touch a glass of alcohol on consecutive days and you're a raging drunk, or the more widely accepted version that centers more on the type of people who destroy their livers by drinking themselves to sleep most every night?
You know, you should really polish your hyperbolic practice because it is very misleading.
But I guess most would fall in the former, I don't personally know any functioning (real) alcoholics (I can smell it on people's skin). And I tend to view alcoholism as if you have to get a (or half a bottle of scotch) drink in the morning to just to be able to function.
Speaking of which, saw a few guys sitting and drinking 7:50 this morning on the way to swimming (which was closed for repairs *sadface*)
And that's a picture of a young Aleister Crowley. He's been dead for almost sixty-five years.
Well it looks like by friend in that picture, not so much in others.