How can a person tell if they are becoming an alcoholic?

  1. David Branagan profile image97
    David Branaganposted 14 months ago

    How can a person tell if they are becoming an alcoholic?

    What are the typical signs of alcoholism recognized by most people. After all, acceptable levels of alcohol consumption differ person-to-person, between regions, countries and societies.

  2. tamarawilhite profile image91
    tamarawilhiteposted 14 months ago

    * You can't get through the day without a drink, regardless of your excuse for it. That you MUST have it to relax, unwind, socialize, sleep.
    * That you cannot handle certain events without drinks like dates, social gatherings.
    * You hide and lie about drinking. (Others would know it was too much if they knew too much, and you know it too, so you lie.)
    * Withdrawal symptoms if you don't have a drink - this is a medical indicator. Shaking, anxiety, a sick stomach if you don't have alcohol in your system 
    * You black out from drinking, ever
    * Neglecting responsibilities from missing work to failing to supervise children
    * You drink when it is dangerous but the pleasure matters more, whether drinking and driving or boating
    * You would rather your spouse leave you over drinking than stop drinking
    * You have a health condition made worse by alcohol but choose to drink, knowing it will make your health worse