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Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is an immensely diverse disease that covers a broad spectrum of symptoms and personality types.

Currently a legal substance, alcohol; with all of its vastly addictive qualities and traits. Makes it easily one of the most common reasons individuals often seek out treatment options to begin with.

In general, the term “Alcoholism” encompasses all forms of habitual alcohol use, including: binge drinking, alcohol abuse, as well as alcohol addiction.

It is estimated that over 14.4 million Americans above the age of 18 easily meet criteria for an Alcohol Use Disorder.

Below, The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism offers a helpful list of questions to determine if you or a loved one may have an alcohol use disorder.

In the past year, have you or a loved one:

Had times when you ended up drinking more, or longer than you intended?
More than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn’t?
Spent a lot of time drinking? Or being sick or getting over the aftereffects?
Experienced craving — a strong need, or urge, to drink?
Found that drinking — or being sick from drinking — often interfered with taking care of your home or family? Or caused job troubles? Or school problems?
Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
Given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to drink?
More than once gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt (such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex)?
Continued to drink even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout?
Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before?
Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, or sweating? Or sensed things that were not there?

The struggle is really really real. How can we help?

One or more of the above mentioned symptoms can indicate serious problems with alcohol. The good news is that alcoholism is treatable! Contact us to determine the next steps for treating alcohol abuse.

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