Consuming alcohol occasionally at some social gatherings and parties is acceptable. But it can be dangerous when this occasional consumption becomes an everyday routine. It is even more dangerous when this developing habit goes unnoticed.
Several people fail to notice their increasing alcohol use and soon it becomes an addiction. But you can now stop your alcohol consumption before it becomes too late. We will help you with that.
There are several signs portrayed by your mind and body which tell whether you are developing an addiction or not. Here are a few questions which you can answer to clarify your addiction:
- Are you having alcohol cravings?
- Have you begun drinking secretly?
- Are you losing interest in activities that you once loved?
- Are experiencing extreme mood swings and irritability?
- Do you experience withdrawal symptoms if you skip a few drinks?
- Are you prioritizing drinking over other responsibilities?
- Is drinking the first activity you do in the morning?
- Do you feel guilty after drinking?
- Are you unable to control the amount of alcohol you drink?
- Are you not able to stop drinking even if you wish to do so?
- Are you not able to stop drinking despite having problems with family, health, and finances?
If the answers to these questions are “yes”, then we have bad news for you. Answering yes to most of these questions means you are addicted to alcohol and you need help.
Alcohol Use Disorder And Its Symptoms
Alcohol use disorder or AUD is the disorder of consuming alcohol more frequently than before. If you feel you have begun drinking more frequently than before, you might be experiencing these physical, and behavioral health problems:
Physical health issues:
- Withdrawal symptoms when not drinking
- Nausea and vomiting
- Alcohol cravings
- Blackout and lapses in memory after a heavy drinking session
- Illnesses like cirrhosis or alcoholic ketoacidosis
- Drinking alone
- Neglecting personal hygiene
- Getting angry when asked about drinking
- Developing high tolerance
- Poor eating habits or skipping meals
- Making excuses to drink
- Skipping school or work
- Giving up on responsibilities and activities
- Unable to control the amount of alcohol
- Unable to stop despite financial and legal problems
These are the signs of developing alcohol use disorder. If you observe these signs in yourself or anyone around, then it’s time to stop alcohol use and seek professional help.
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