Drinking Issues is majorly classified into Problem Drinking and Alcohol Dependence. Problem Drinkers are not fully addicted to alcohol but gradually their drinking habit hinder their everyday lives and over a period of time, they become Alcohol Dependents. Hence, problem drinkers or their loved ones should be able to identify the important alcohol abuse danger signs and prevent from the increased risk of becoming Alcohol Dependents by taking up a Detox Program. Here are some important signs one should look out for.
- Hiding and Lying About Drinking – People who have drinking problems often deny about their habit. This is the most common thing found both in problem drinkers and in alcoholics. They either secretively drink or lie about the amount they drink so that it does not become an issue. This is the most important and common problem.
- Drinking to Feel Relaxed – Most of the people with a drinking problem do so to ease out stress, depression, anxiety and other emotion-related problems. This is a risky thing to do and is not going to be a permanent solution. Alcohol cannot be used as an emotional let out.
- Losing Memory – If drinking goes off-limit, it might lead to memory loss about what happened. It is not fun to black out.
- Loss of Control – If one loses control over the amount they drink, it certainly is a danger sign.
- Drinking in inappropriate situations – If a person is tempted to drink just before work time, before driving to some place or drinking against doctor’s advice, then there is problem drinking.
- Ignoring Responsibilities – If problems arise at work, school or home due to drinking, then it certainly means that the person has crossed the line and it is becoming a serious issue.
- Troubled Relationships – If friends, near and dear ones are having problems because of a person’s drinking problem, then it means that drinking is going into addiction stage.
- Tolerance – It is an important sign as it allows the person to drink more than he used to, without any indications. This means that the body has been exposed to alcohol and has adapted to it.
- Withdrawal – Withdrawal is the reaction that the body gives due to lack of alcohol. The person will feel irritated, tired, depressed and a lot other symptoms if he didn’t have a drink.
- Unable to Quit Drinking – Even if the person tries to quit drinking, he or she might find it unsuccessful and might need additional help to do so.
Experiencing one or few of these signs does not mean that a person has become alcoholic but it certainly means that it is time to stop drinking.