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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Alcoholism?

How can you tell whether you or someone close to you may have a drinking problem?  The questions below can help:

  • Have you felt that you should cut down on your drinking?
  • Have people annoyed you by commenting on or criticizing your drinking?
  • Have you ever felt guilty or uncomfortable about your drinking?
  • Have you ever had a drink early in the day to steady your nerves or cure a hangover?

If you have answered yes to one or more of these questions it is highly likely that a problem exists. You may be developing alcohol dependence if you:

  • Need to drink regularly
  • Drink alone
  • Hide drink in the home, workplace or car
  • Need a drink to stop trembling (the shakes)
  • Drink early or first thing in the morning
  • Often have a craving to drink alcohol

Your social life deliberately revolves around drinking and neglects other interests or social activities to allow time for drinking.