June 6, 2012
This really is a very simple and straight forward question you should be asking yourself, but would someone really know if they’ve got a severe drinking issue?
Well the easy answer is NO, and that’s why most people worldwide with a severe alcohol problem don’t even realize it. They seem to have their blinkers on and are only interested in seeing what’s in front of them rather than stepping outside of their own little box, and people like this hardly ever admit that alcohol plays a part in their life.
How would know for certain that you have a drinking issue? You have to begin taking steps and asking yourself a few pretty severe questions about your own behavior.
You might think diagnosing any illness like drinking is simple, and it is if you follow the appropriate process, just like you would for diagnosing anything else.
So, here are eleven questions which you need to be asking yourself regarding your own personal relationship with alcohol.
If by any chance they do apply to you, then you will need to take further action, and begin treating your alcohol issue today!
1 - When I’m consuming alcohol does it cause problems?
2 - I’m constantly seeking additional alcohol when I have exceeded my limit?
3 - Have you made an attempt at quitting alcohol before?
4 - Do I try and conceal alcohol in or around the home?
5 - After I get intoxicated do I constantly forget what I’ve done?
6 - When I am drinking does my personality change and I become another person?
7 - When I am inebriated do I become frightening or get angry with other people?
8 - When you’re in a sad mood, or you’re alone are you always looking for the bottle?
9 - Do you tend to fall out with the people around you, like friends and family when you have been drinking?
10 - Is your health affected when drinking too much alcohol?
11 - Ever thought how much your life would change for the better if you stopped drinking?
Okay now you’ve read and answered all the questions freely and truthfully, how many did you say “Yes” to? If you’ve answered “Yes” to a minimum of three questions, then you do need to start looking for help.