The American Medical Association defines an "alcoholic" as someone who:
Has a prolonged period of frequent, heavy alcohol use.
Is unable to control drinking once it has begun.
Has withdrawal symptoms when the individual stops using alcohol.
Needs to use more and more alcohol to achieve the same effects.
Has a variety of social and/or legal problems arising from alcohol use.
On Feb. 23, 2015, Hillary's spokesman Nick Merrill sent an email (presumably to Hillary's campaign staff) with the subject: "HRC Clips" (news clips on Hillary Rodham Clinton). The news clips that day included an article by Benjamin Bell for ABC News titled, "One Thing That Might Surprise You About Hillary Clinton," which Merrill reproduced in its entirety in his email.
Bell's article was an interview with New York Times national political reporter Amy Chozick, on whether Hillary Clinton would announce she's running for the presidency. One of the questions Bell asked Chozick was: "Covering [Hillary] Clinton, what is one thing that has surprised you about her?"