Alcohol Addiction, Facts About Addiction, Families & Addiction  |  September 29, 2016

Do you worry about the drinking habits of a partner or good friend?  Are you growing concerned they may be becoming addicted to alcohol?

Over 17.6 million people in the U.S. are and the signs of a problem are fairly easy to spot.  That’s one in every twelve adults…

Here are some things to watch for…

·       Does your friend drink to get drunk?  Do they often drink to the point of inebriation?  Or talk about how much they enjoy being drunk?  Do they start drinking even before leaving for an event where alcohol will be served? 

·       Do they drink to make themselves happy?

·       Do they have a remarkable tolerance to alcohol?  Can they drink large quantities of alcohol for their weight and remain functional? 

·       Does your friend sneak around to consume their alcohol?  Are you discovering bottles around the house that appear to have been hidden?  Or does your partner call you to tell you he or she is running late at the office only to have them show up later drunk?

·       Is drinking a high priority for them?  Do they often drink alone – sacrificing time with loved ones?

·       If your friend takes a break from drinking, do they begin to show symptoms like headaches, nausea, irritability, tremors, or hallucinations?  

·       Does your friend continue to drink even after one or more DUI convictions or job loses?

·       Despite all the signs you have seen – do they adamantly deny they have an addiction to alcohol?

If you are able to answer yes to a number of the questions posed here – the chances are good that your friend has a problem requiring immediate attention.

If they are open to getting help – seek the best care available.

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