What would you call a person who drinks to the point of near-unconsciousness? every week? who can't deal with personal problems and/or set backs any other way? who witnessed this type of behavior since he was a child? who doesn't seem to care how this affects the person closest to him (me)? who has had various legal problems because of this? whose work performance suffers? who thinks it's ok to come home after a party at 11 am---2 days after the party has ended? Would he be considered an alcoholic? A jerk? A loser who deserves to be kicked to the curb?
*Soledad of the straw-is-about-to-break-the-camel's-back class*