What are the Signs of a Drinking Problem?

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if you're trying to figure out if

someone is a problem drinker the first

thing you need to know is something that

only the drinker can answer if you feel

comfortable enough you can ask the

drinker this question have you ever felt

you should cut back on your drinking if

a person who drinks is uncomfortable

with how much he or she is drinking that

means they're probably drinking

excessively and on some level aware of

it some problem drinkers have decided to

cut back and found themselves unable to

do so while other problem drinkers might

not have gotten past the stage of

thinking about cutting back in any case

a drinker who thinks they are drinking

too much is usually right some

behavioral signs of alcohol abuse can

include increasing legal troubles such

as assault domestic abuse or drunk

driving showing up intoxicated at work a

family function or a meeting yo-yoing

which is drinking and then stopping in a

repeated pattern over time overreacting

to any perceived criticism leveled

against their drinking experiencing

increasing financial problems

stealing and likely lying about it when

a person who regularly abuses alcohol

stops drinking or significantly reduces

the amount of intake withdrawal symptoms

will emerge symptoms can include shaking

anxiety and the desire for a drink

delirium tremens DTS a severe withdrawal

symptom can include confusion fever and

rapid heartbeat there is a general

advisement that alcohol withdrawal

should occur under the care of a doctor

specialized in addiction treatment as

some withdrawal symptoms can be


like many addictive substances it can be

challenging to overcome an alcohol


there are several physiological and

psychological factors that must be

attended to during your journey towards

getting sober with the right motivation

and support however you can get cleaned

from alcohol