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Am I Addicted to Alcohol?

Even if you understand the effects of alcohol, you may not fully realize that you could become addicted at some point down the road. Worse yet, there is a chance that you are already addicted, you just don’t know it.

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You may be addicted to alcohol if it is the first thing you think about in the morning.

Below are 10 ways to know if you are addicted to alcohol:

  1. Taking a drink of alcohol is the first thing you think about in the morning.
  2. If you don’t drink when you are having cravings you begin to experience withdrawal symptoms.
  3. You are unable to make it through an entire day without taking a drink of alcohol.
  4. It takes more alcohol now than in the past to feel the same effect.
  5. You find yourself drinking heavily when you are under a lot of stress at work, at school, or at home.
  6. You continue to drink long after your friends have decided that they are ready to stop.
  7. You drink so much that you are unable to remember some or all of what happened the day or night before.
  8. You find yourself growing uncomfortable if you are put in a situation in which you are unable to drink alcohol.
  9. When you are sober, you look back at things you said or did while you were drunk and wonder what you were thinking.
  10. A doctor has told you that it would be in your best interest to cut back or eliminate alcohol from your life.

If you can identify with one or more of the points above, there is a chance that you are addicted to alcohol. Finding yourself in this position can be scary. Fortunately, finding yourself in this position may also push you into finally getting the help you need to take back your life.

Many people don’t understand that alcohol can have such a negative impact on their mind and body. While there is nothing wrong with drinking responsibly, there are times when a person goes overboard. Soon enough, they are addicted to alcohol and unsure of what will happen next.

If you believe you are addicted to alcohol, you can attempt to quit cold turkey or you can receive help at a treatment facility. Either way, the only thing that matters is that you eliminate this substance from your life. This will allow you to feel better while also putting yourself in position to save relationships with loved ones.

Where do calls go?

For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the SubstanceAbuse.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).

We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you. Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither SubstanceAbuse.org nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.

For more information on AAC’s commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page. If you wish to explore additional treatment options or connect with a specific rehab center, you can browse top-rated listings or visit SAMHSA.

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