You're an alcoholic when drinking interferes with the way you've lived your life. Folks imagine a bum laying in an alley drinking out of a paper bag as the typical alcoholic. It may get to that point, but by that time they tend to either seek help or be dead. I know very intelligent, influential, & wealthy individuals that you'd never think it possible, but they face plant every night. Are you an alcoholic by getting drunk every weekend? Yes, if you're thinking about it you just may, if others are telling you you are, you might be. If you're doing things that you know you'd never do sober, maybe you need to think about stuff. The bottom line is only you can say that you're an alcoholic, that you're life has become unmanageable, & only you can get help.
Getting drunk every weekend does not qualify one to be an alcoholic. This is because you only get drunk on weekends and not every time. An alcoholic is one who has a compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol.
Alcoholism isn't something that you become over night it's usually a slow fall. Getting drunk every weekend until you pass out means your well on your way. Get a grip on it now before it changes your life, and it will get you sooner or later!!