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Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Signs of an Alcohol Problem

Do you drink more, or longer, than you intend to?

Have you more than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn’t?

Do you spend a lot of time drinking?  Or being sick or getting over alcohol’s aftereffects?

Do you have cravings for alcohol?

Does drinking, or being sick from drinking, interfere with taking care of your home, family, job, or school responsibilities?

Have you continued to drink when it was causing trouble with your family or friends?

Have you given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you in order to drink?

Have you more than once drank in a situation that increased your chances of getting hurt (for example, driving, using machinery, having unsafe sex)?

Have you continued to drink when it was making you feel depressed, anxious, or adding to another health problem?  Or after having a memory blackout?

Have you had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want?  Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less of an effect than before?

Have you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, nausea or sweating?