3 Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction and Abuse

Warning Signs of Alcohol Addiction and Abuse (Image Source: Shutterstock)

What is Alcohol?

Liquor Has The Highest Alcohol Percentage of About 40%. (Image Source: Shutterstock)
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Digestive problems
  • Pancreatitis
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Brain and nerve damage
  • Dementia
  • Unintentional injuries to others or self

What is Alcohol Use Disorder or Addiction?

Alcohol Use Disorder — A New Approach │ Interior Health
  • 25.8 percent of people aged 18 and older report binge drinking in the past month.
  • 29.7 percent of men and 22.2 percent of women aged 18 and older report binge drinking.
  • 6.3 percent of adults (8.3 percent men and 4.5 percent women) report heavy alcohol in the past month.

What are the 3 Warning Signs of Alcohol Abuse?

Physical

  • Drinking more than usual
  • Sacrificing more of your time, energy, and money to drink
  • Spending a lot of time blacked out, being hangover, or getting over the effects of alcohol
  • Engaging in risky behavior like driving too fast or having unsafe sex
  • Injuring yourself more often since alcohol and workouts don’t tend to mix
  • Having poor hygiene and not taking care of yourself
  • Experiencing signs of intoxication like poor coordination, walking problems, and slurred speech regularly
  • Constantly smelling alcoholic drinks or empty alcohol bottles
  • Weight loss
  • Cardiac issues like irregular heartbeat, stroke, and high blood pressure
  • Weakening of the immune system
  • Liver problems like fibrosis, cirrhosis, hepatitis, and fatty liver
  • Certain cancers

Psychological

  • Mood changes
  • Increase in anger, irritability, and aggression
  • Memory, attention, and concentration problems
  • Anxiety
  • Failure to follow through on your responsibilities
  • Hallucinations and delusional periods, especially during withdrawal

Social

  • Isolation or spending less and less time with family and friends
  • Spending more time with new people, especially those who drink
  • Increase in shady behavior like deceit and lying
  • Refusing or forgetting to follow through on plans
  • Declining of performance at work, school, and sports
  • Increase in conflict with people around you like family, co-workers, and friends

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

How to Treat Alcohol Addiction? — Doctor Explains │ How To Medicate
  • AA Speakers To Go
  • I Am Sober
  • NA Speakers
  • Recovery Box
  • Sober Grid

Alcohol Addiction Hotline: It’s Never Too Late to Get Help

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