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How to Know if you're an Alcoholic

We maybe enjoy a glass of wine or two with dinner, or out with friends sipping a cocktail. We know our limits and hardly ever go beyond them. But when we drink more than our friends, and suffer occasionally from health related issues associated with our drinking or perhaps we just drank too many, we may suffer from alcoholism and not even recognize it.

To determine if you have a problem with drinking, you need to ask yourself the following questions. If you happen to answer yes to one or more of the following, you may be an alcoholic and need professional help.

Important questions to ask yourself about your drinking habits

Think back a number of months from now. Do you realize that you are drinking more now than you were then?
Do you find it difficult to come home from work at the end of the day and NOT have a drink?
Has your work performance or other responsibilities suffer as a consequence of your drinking?
Do you even drink at lunchtime, even when no one from work is consuming alcohol?
Has your sex life suffered because of your drinking?
Are you having more arguments with your spouse?
Do you have a drink to "clear your thoughts" or wind down after an argument?
Have you ever got up in the morning and had to have a drink to start the day?
Do you crave alcohol-especially when you are not drinking?
Do you feel anxious when you have not drunk anything in a while?
Do you feel guilty about how much you drink?
Are you finding that your tolerance for alcohol increased and that it takes more to get you intoxicated?
Have you ever been charged with a DUI?
Have you experienced "blackouts" this is when you cannot remember what occurred during certain periods in which you were drinking?

If you have answered "yes" to any of the questions above (or know someone who you believe is an alcoholic) it is very important that you seek help immediately. Leaving alcoholism untreated can cause a variety of psychological and physical health problems.

At Sobriety Home Foundation, we help those who suffer from alcohol addiction to regain control of their lives. Our professional team of counsellors can help you through this difficult phase of your life and provide you with the therapy you need to get control of your life back. Call us now!