Symptoms of Alcoholism

There are a number of symptoms of alcoholism, and it is important to know what some of the more common ones are. These symptoms can quickly sneak up on a person, making it all the more crucial that you are able to recognize them early on.

Your drinking is interfering with your work

If you find that you are going to work intoxicated or feel as though you can no longer get through an entire shift without drinking, you most likely have a problem. Many alcoholics end up getting fired from their jobs because they come into work drunk. When you find yourself drinking just so you can do your job, it is most likely time to start seeking help. Alcoholism almost always negatively impacts a person’s professional life, and the last thing you want is to lose your job. If you think you might be an alcoholic, seek alcohol detox treatment at Detox of South Florida, or another nearby Addiction treatment center.

You feel guilty after drinking

If you feel a sense of guilt after drinking, it is likely that you are experiencing one of the symptoms of alcoholism. Most people who do not have a problem with alcohol don’t feel any guilt whatsoever after they drink because they do so in moderation. If your drinking has gotten to the point where you feel bad about it, you probably have an issue with it that you need to address as soon as possible.

Feeling a Strong and Frequent Urge to Drink Alcohol

If you frequently feel a strong urge to drink, you may want to consider the possibility that you have a problem. While it’s perfectly normal to be “in the mood” to drink, there is a big difference between that and an all-consuming urge that you can’t seem to resist. Most people feel like having a drink sometimes, but it’s only when it becomes a strong and frequent urge that you have a problem or are at risk of developing one.

You lie about your drinking

Another common symptom of alcoholism is lying about one’s own drinking. If you find that you are constantly lying about drinking less than you actually do to people a lot, you could have a full blown problem. It is not uncommon for alcoholics to lie to family, friends, and coworkers about how much they drink because they are embarrassed by the truth. Think about if you have ever lied about how much you drink, and how often you have lied.

Your drinking has caused relationship problems

It is fairly common for someone who is an alcoholic to experience serious relationship problems due to their excessive drinking. If you are currently struggling in your relationship because your partner is concerned about your drinking, it may be time to admit you have a problem. Have you had relationships in the past that were ruined because of your drinking? This is a very common problem among alcoholics, and it only gets worse over time.

Those who have a drinking problem need to seek professional help as soon as possible. While you may be an alcoholic, that doesn’t mean you have to be forever. If any of the above symptoms seem to resonate with you, it is important to consider getting help for your problem. Read our, “What Do I Need To Know About Detox Before Going In” in order to get the over all idea of what to expect.

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