Patrick Swayze insists he has never been an alcoholic, despite having undergone treatment for drinking problems. The actor confesses he has needed help in the past, but blames his alcohol issues on his obsessive personality. Swayze - who still drinks "here and there" - says, "Am I a recovering alcoholic? Nah, I'm a recovering obsessive personality. When I get into something I'm very intense. I ping-pong, between obsessions, but I've always had an in-built self-preservation instinct. "I'll experiment with the dark side now and then, just to see what it's like."