Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Alcohol abuse is a very serious disease that many people struggle to deal with every day. A good majority of people enjoy a glass of wine or a beer after a long day of work, but the difficult lies in knowing when your drinking has become a problem. Casual drinking can quickly turn into a serious issue for many people with addiction problems.

If you’re asking yourself whether you have (or someone you know has) an alcohol problem, take a look at the signs and symptoms below. If these symptoms sound familiar, you may want to consider seeking professional help. Alcohol abuse can have serious long-term effects on you and the people around you. The sooner you get help, the better it will be for you and your loved ones.



1. Temporary Memory Loss and Blackouts

If you consume so much alcohol that you black out or can’t remember pieces of your night, you may have a drinking problem. The inability to recall moments that happen when you’re drinking is a result of excess alcohol which prevents your brain from functioning normally. If you suffer from regular blackouts as a result of drinking, you should seriously consider seeking treatment.


2. Drinking to Cheer Up

If you rely on alcohol to boost your mood, you may be becoming too dependent on it. A glass of champagne to toast a occasion or a beer while you’re watching a sporting event is completely acceptable but using alcohol as a means to make you feel better when you’re not happy is a common sign of substance abuse.


3. You’ve Tried to Quit Drinking But Can’t

Many of us have tried to quit (or at least cut back) on drinking at some point. If you’ve tried quitting multiple times and can’t seem to kick the habit, it may be an indication that you are addicted to drinking. Once you become addicted, it’s difficult to control the amount of alcohol you take in every day. If you’ve tried to quit and can’t, it may be time for you to seek assistance from a professional.


4. You Drink to be “Normal” or “Fit In”

Do you feel like you need alcohol to fit in? If you don’t feel comfortable in social settings unless you have a drink in your hand, you may have a problem. You shouldn’t need alcohol to feel a sense of normalcy. If this is the case, you might be relying on alcohol to deal with deeper issues.




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