How Can I Tell If I’m an Alcoholic?

It is really courageous of you to look into the possibility that you might be an alcoholic. Chances are you already suspect you have an addiction, by the mere fact you are reading this article. Though you may feel physically and mentally terrible, guilty or ashamed, you must, nonetheless, give yourself a pat on the back. You are headed in the right direction. It is time to get some help.

Here are some questions to ask yourself to help determine if you are an alcoholic. When you’re out with friends, colleagues, or with family members, do you try to hide your alcoholic consumption from them? Do you try to drink less, all the while thinking when you get home you can drink the way you really want? Do you sneak drinks?

At home, do you hide your empty bottles of wine, beer or hard liquor from your spouse? Does or did any of your family members ever have a problem with alcoholism?

Do you constantly think about when, where and how you will get your next drink? Do you change which liquor stores you frequent, so the clerks won’t be suspicious?

Do you have frequent hangovers, and sometimes in the morning know you are still intoxicated? Do you forget what you did the night before, not remember how you got home?

Do you always have a reason for drinking? I drink because I had a bad day. I drink because it is a holiday. I drink because it is the anniversary of my mother’s death? I drink because it’s a beautiful sunny day?

Have you tried to control your drinking? You wake up with terrible hangovers day after day and declare, tonight I’m not going to have a drink! Has a family member expressed concern about your drinking? Did you deny you have a problem? Did you try to defend yourself? Did you tell them you’ll try to cut down, but found you can’t? Have you been stopped by the police and charged with a DWI (drinking under the influence)?

Getting sober is the best thing you may ever do for yourself, and it could save your health and most important, it could save your life. Please get some help today!

“Being extremely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”—Sigmund Freud

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