Millions of people across the United States have a drinking problem, but a large number of them will never seek help. Many aren’t even aware that they have a problem. Below are some questions that can help you determine if you have a problem with alcohol but don’t know it.
Can You Hold Your Liquor Better Now Than in the Past?
Like any drug, you need more and more alcohol to get drunk once you build a tolerance. In the past, maybe it only took two margaritas to feel drunk. Now, maybe it takes four or more margaritas. Needing more alcohol is a sign that your body has built a tolerance.
You also need to pay attention to how fast you drink. Let’s say that you used to drink one glass of wine slowly over dinner. Now, however, you gulp down that glass of wine like it’s nothing. These are both signs that you have a drinking problem.
Does Your Drinking Problem Cause Memory Blackouts?
Do you ever drink at night but can’t remember what you did when you wake up? Sometimes blackouts start small. Maybe you forget something that you said or a specific event. Eventually, they evolve into much worse, such as forgetting the whole night.
Drinking so much that you forget is a clear indication of a drinking problem. If you ask someone, “Did I do something last night that I shouldn’t have?” that’s not a good sign. It’s important that you get help for your problem as quickly as possible.
Does Your Personality Change When You Drink or Can’t Drink?
While consuming a little alcohol, people tend to let loose and have a good time. When they drink too much, they become loud and sometimes violent. Does this happen to you when you start drinking?
Better yet, how do you feel when you can’t have a drink? Do you start to feel anxiety? These are signs of alcohol addiction.
Do You Engage in Risky Behavior?
While sober, you probably know not to drink and drive. After having a few drinks, do you say to yourself, “I am probably fine to drive.” People who have a drinking problem typically engage in such risky behavior.
Drunk driving isn’t the only activity that counts as risky behavior. Unprotected sex, cheating on your partner or having sex with strangers are all risky too.
There Is Hope, and Crestview Recovery Can Help
If you think that you have an alcohol addiction, you’re not alone. Millions of people suffer from the same disease. Thankfully, Crestview Recovery can help you overcome it. We offer fantastic programs, including:
- 90-day extended care
- Trauma therapy
- Individual therapy
- Dual diagnosis program
- Intensive outpatient program