Signs of Drinking
Drinking can be a very hazardous habit both to the mind and body. If you’re noticing strange actions and changes in a loved one, it is important to evaluate how you can help them and what is effecting them. Millions of individuals struggle with drinking every single year. Consider these signs of drinking if you think someone may need help, or if you believe you may have a drinking problem:
1. Black outs and temporary memory loss:
Many people who have drinking issues experience blacking out, making it impossible for them to remember what they did the night before. Memory is impacted, and much discomfort comes with blackouts. Alcohol prevents your brain from functioning normally, therefor constant blackouts can be one of the signs of drinking.
2. Drinking to fill a void:
Much of the reason people who have drinking problems is because they use alcohol as a substitution or remedy for happiness. If you find yourself or someone else drinking to gain peace or happiness, you are using alcohol in a dangerous way.
3. Unable to stop:
The most common and biggest sign of a drinking problem is that you simply cannot stop drinking. No matter what time it is, how you’re feeling or what you’re doing, you find yourself drinking and not being able to control it.
4. Broken Capillaries and flushed skin:
If you’re looking for physical signs of drinking, consider broken capillaries on the face and flushed skin. They are common to those who heavily drink.
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5. Trembling hands:
Trembling hands are not just a sign that you are aging, they can also happen to young people who have drinking issues. If your hands are shaking, day and night, it has to do with the nerves in your body that are damaged by alcohol.
6. Constant hiding and problems with family members:
This may be more hard to notice, but if a family member is hiding their actions and constantly getting angry for no good reason, they may be consuming to much alcohol. One of the signs of drinking is constant bickering with family and friends.
7. Other’s are expressing concern:
Denial is one of the most common reactions to any addiction, especially alcoholism. If you find that your loved ones are expressing their concern for you, do not get angry or upset with them, rather realize they are only trying to help. Ask your family is they notice changes in you that may be cause by excessive alcohol drinking.
Signs of drinking can be different for everyone, depending on how they have had and for how long they have been drinking. Regardless, if you feel you are abusing alcohol and getting carried away, or notice a loved one doing so, contact us for treatment options that can save and change a life.