Before I begin this post, I guess I should say that it isn’t about me. But, like a lot of people out there, I do enjoy a drink every now and again – and I also know people that drink a little too much. The thing is, you ask them about it, and they would probably deny they have a problem – which makes you think: how do you know when it’s time to get help?
So, being an inquisitive – and slightly paranoid – soul, I thought I would check out how to recognize those problems. As regular readers of my blog will know, I am well aware of the tragic issues that alcohol can cause. So, take a read and see what you think – could anyone you know use this knowledge to turn things around before they go too far?
Most people know the drill about this one. You have a bad day at work, or an argument with a loved one, and the first thing you do when you get home is pour yourself a glass of wine. And then you finish the bottle. Now, every once in awhile, that’s probably not going to do you too much damage. But if you find yourself in a bad place often, then it’s going to be habit-forming – and you aren’t getting to the root of the cause of your unhappiness.
The daily drinker
While there is evidence that suggests one drink a day might be good for you, it’s also a sure sign that you have formed a dependency. Can’t get by without a little drink every night to wind down after a hard day’s work? Need a glass of wine or beer to help you get to sleep? Has the effect of one drink become negligible, so you reach for another? Then perhaps it’s time that you think about breaking that habit.
We all make promises to ourselves to keep clean for a month or so. But if you find you are breaking those promises, it’s a possible sign that you have an addiction problem. You might even make a promise to a loved one, and then start to hide your drinking. If you’ve ever done this, you should seek out help as soon as possible. Addiction specialists Beachway recommend choosing rehab that offers holistic approaches to their treatments. This way, you can find the perfect course of action for your circumstances. There are several Beachway locations, so take a look and see if they can help. If it saves your personal relationships, then it is worth finding help.
Do you ever find yourself in dangerous situations after drinking? We’ve all been there – and it’s down to the decisions we make while under the influence. But, if you often wake up with no memory of the night before, or always find yourself in strange houses with strange people – it’s not a good outlook. Get help before your liver problems are the least of your worries.
Well, I hope that wasn’t overly preachy – and that some of you have found this post helpful. Alcohol addiction will affect most of us in some way throughout our lives, whether it’s us who are suffering or a family member or close friend. Knowing the signs might just nip things in the bud before they develop into a more serious issue.