Many times, people struggling with their drinking have asked themselves, “Am I addicted to alcohol?” Sometimes everyone else around us is aware of the depths of our addiction before we are.
If you are wondering if you are addicted to alcohol, there are questions you can ask yourself. For starters, has your drinking ever interfered with something or someone important? Has taking that next drink become your primary fixation and little else matters unless you can get it? If you answered “yes” to either of these, you might be addicted to alcohol.
Addiction to alcohol is a physical allergy coupled with a mental obsession.
Many people associate alcohol addiction with people who drink in the morning or hide alcohol around the house. But alcohol use disorder can also be described as the inability to stop drinking once you start–in other words, not having an off switch. Once we take that first sip, it’s game on. Do you often intend to have just one or two drinks but soon find yourself losing count? You might want to ask yourself, “Am I addicted to alcohol?”
A recovery program can help you with an addiction problem.
Accredited facilities and therapeutic environments often provide detox supervised by licensed healthcare professionals. There’s no need to withdraw from alcohol on your own because not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also be dangerous if not monitored correctly.
There can be a fine line between heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder, and if you think you are walking the tightrope in between, it’s best to just reach out for help.