Am I an Alcoholic?
Are you concerned about your relationship with alcohol? If so, the fact that you are asking the question means you are in the right place. Below is a list of the most common symptoms of alcoholism. Go through each one, honestly assessing your own situation. Even if you exhibit just one or two of them, you may benefit from support.
Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism
- Compulsion – If you feel like you absolutely must have a drink, for whatever reason, this is called ‘compulsion’. A compulsion to drink is one of the first signs of alcoholism.
- Morning Drinking – A craving for alcohol is no different from the smoker who desires a cigarette first thing in the morning. If you regularly consume alcohol as one of your first daily activities, you are likely to have an addiction.
- Daily Activities – When someone schedules all of their daily activities around alcohol consumption, it’s a sign they are struggling from addiction. How important a role does alcohol play in your daily routine?
- Dishonesty – People from all walks of life live in a world of denial about their drinking; this includes lying to other people. If you find yourself lying about your drinking habits or amounts, this is a sign of addiction.
- Worry – Do you worry about when you’ll have your next drink or where it will come from? Worrying about drinking is another sign of alcohol dependence.
- Tolerance – Those with an addiction to alcohol will find that as their condition worsens, they need to consume more alcohol over time to feel the same pleasurable effect. This is because their body has built a tolerance to the effects of alcohol. This is a big and dangerous sign of alcohol dependence.
- Withdrawal – There are certain withdrawal symptoms the body will experience when it is dependent on alcohol and doesn’t receive any. These include headaches, sweating, involuntary shaking, and anxiety. The symptoms go away as soon as the body is satisfied, as the brain functions have been altered to rely on alcohol.
Do Something about It
So, do you have an addiction to alcohol? If you exhibit any of the symptoms listed above it is now time for you to do something about it. Unfortunately, continuing to live in denial and hoping it goes away on its own will not work. The best way to beat addiction is through honesty and teamwork, which Alcohol Help can offer you.
Alcohol Help is here to assist you in regaining control of your life and living alcohol-free. Yet you must make the decision to contact us before we can do anything for you. Call us, send us an e-mail, or use our online contact form to get in touch with us. Our caring, compassionate staff are waiting to hear from you now.
We work with the best private alcohol rehab clinics in the UK. As soon as you contact us, we’ll get to work matching you up with the clinic and program that’s right for you. Our clinics have a proven history of success helping people just like you; they do it every single day.