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Top 5 Signs of a Drinking Problem You Can’t Ignore

In life you find that you can ignore a lot of things. Unfortunately a drinking problem is something that you cannot ignore. There are definite signs of a drinking problem that not only can you not ignore, you should not ignore. Seeking treatment early for a drinking problem is extremely important.

1. Blacking Out or Memory Loss Due to Drinking

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, black outs or memory loss due to drinking is a key sign of having a serious drinking problem. It is not just that you forget or just can’t remember, it is impossible to remember. Your brain does not record the memory.

If you have blacked out more than once this indicates that you are consuming too much alcohol at one time and it is impairing your brains ability to function correctly.

2. Drinking due to Stress or Sadness

Signs of a Drinking Problem

If you need alcohol in order to cope with stress, then you have a drinking problem.

When you are drinking to get rid of your problems, it is a very bad sign. Drinking does not make problems go away, it just makes them better at first and then much much worse. Some people drink to self medicate and that too is an issue.

Most people who drink because of stress or sadness program themselves to drink every time they have a problem. This programming is very difficult to reverse. In this case, you definitely need treatment for your drinking. To find the treatment that you need all you have to do is call 800-481-6965 (Who Answers?) . We can help.

3. You are Unable to Stop Drinking

According to the Centers of Disease Control, if you are unable to stop drinking then you have a drinking problem. This means you cannot control how much you drink once you start drinking.

You might intend to drink one or two drinks but once you start drinking, you cannot control how much alcohol you take in unless you run completely out.

4. Trembling Hands

Chronic drinkers have outward signs. One of the first signs of both a chronic drinking problem and alcohol withdrawal is trembling in the hands. If your hands tremble even when you have not been drinking, it is probably due to a drinking problem.

The drinking is starting to affect your nervous system. The trembling is a sign of neurological damage. Fortunately, with treatment this damage is reversible with treatment.

Warning Signs of Alcoholism

5. Problems with Friends or Family as a Result of Drinking

When your friends and family start to notice your drinking or complain that you are always drunk, there definitely a problem. You might miss important family functions or be the embarrassing drunk at holidays. Eventually your friends and family will mention it or even insist that you get treatment for your drinking.

Finding Treatment for Your Drinking Problem

If you show any of these signs of a drinking problem, you should seek treatment as soon as possible. Help is available for your drinking problem, all you have to do is call 800-481-6965 (Who Answers?) .

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