I used to drink before uni but it was mostly a weekend thing and maybe like on the weekends. Got really drunk a couple of times but most of the time when I drank a lot it was with my friends. I think this was still an alcohol problem but I wasn't dependent on it at all, I went months without drinking and I felt completely fine, no urges. Moving to uni I tried to cope and I found myself staring down can after can. I drank pretty much every day for like a month and then I kind of started to moderate it a little bit. Now I'll stop drinking for a couple of days here and there but it's still kind of a problem because I can definitely feel urges within the week to drink.