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The Signs Of Alcoholism

November 10, 2011

Am I an Alcoholic? That is a good question. Unfortunately only you can determine if you are or not. However if you’re asking that question than chances are you at least may have a problem with drinking. There are signs that can help confirm a self diagnosis.

Early signs of alcoholism include frequent intoxication, heavy drinking and drinking in dangerous or careless situations, such as when driving. Progressive signs of alcoholism include black-out drinking, violence and drinking while alone. Of course the main symptom of alcohol abuse occurs when someone continues to drink after that level causes recurrent problems. Continuing to drink after it causes missed work, driving drunk, avoiding responsibilities or trouble with the law is considered alcohol abuse. The next stage would be dependence.

The alcohol dependence stage is when the person experiences at least 3 of 7 symptoms including neglect of activities, excessive use, impaired control of alcohol consumption, persistence use, large amounts of time spent in alcohol-related activities, withdrawal symptoms and tolerance of alcohol. Alcohol dependence is serious and is life threatening.

Alcoholism can be treated. That said that it should be under the supervision of a medical doctor and/or licensed treatment center. Serenity Acres provides a structured and supportive environment to help you stop drinking. Your comfort is our concern. We want to help you get your life back. If you or a loved one has a problem we would welcome the opportunity to work with you. Please call us with any questions you may have. Alcoholism is serious and you don’t have to do it alone. Are you ready?


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