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Sypmtoms of Alcoholism


by Kevin Caruso

There are four major symptoms of alcoholism, which I will list first.

Then below the four major symptoms I will list numerous other symptoms which may exist.

If you have these symptoms, you need to get help IMMEDIATELY by calling:

1-800-ALCOHOL

And if you know someone who has these symptoms you need to get help for him or her immediately.


The Four Major Symptoms of Alcoholism

  • Strong craving for alcohol – not just a desire to have a drink or two, but an overwhelming compulsion to drink.

  • Loss of control – not being able to stop after one or two drinks. The inability to say “I’ve had enough” and stop.

  • Physical dependence – experiencing withdrawal symptoms when one does not respond to the compulsion to drink. Withdrawal symptoms can include sweating, shakiness, nausea, and anxiety.

  • Tolerance – building up a “tolerance” overtime, so a greater amount of alcohol will is consumed to “get high” each time a new tolerance level is established.

If think that you might be an alcoholic, you need to get help immediately.

Please call 1-800-ALCOHOL


Additional symptoms of alcoholism

  • Denial that a drinking probem exists.

  • Believing that you can stop drinking “if you wanted to.”

  • Inablility to remember events while drinking.

  • Drinking negatively affecting your life in ANY way.

  • Legal problems because of drinking.

  • Driving drunk.

  • Being out in public while intoxicated.

  • Verbally abusing others.

  • Physically abusing others.

  • Domestic violence.

  • Lying to cover up your drinking problem.

  • Drinking in private, so no one will know that you are consuming alcohol.

  • Gulping drinks.

  • Chronic hangovers.

  • Losing friends.

  • Marriage problems.

  • Losing a job.

  • Exhibiting anti-social behavior.

  • Belligerant when intoxicated.

  • Hiding alcohol from others.

  • Insomnia.

  • Irritablilty.

  • Moodiness.

  • Need to drink in the morning.

  • Bad dreams.

  • Significant weight loss or weight gain.

  • Depression.

  • Anxiety.

  • Feeling that your life is “out of control.”

  • Believing that you cannot be “addicted” to alcohol.

  • Believing that drinking alcohol is okay because it is legal.

  • Ensuring that there is always plenty of alcohol on hand.

  • Drinking in response to stress.

  • Feeling guilty about your drinking.

  • Reacting with anger when someone asks you about your drinking.

  • Health problems.


If you have some of these symptoms, you need to get help IMMEDIATELY by calling:

1-800-ALCOHOL

And if you know someone who has some of these symptoms you need to get help for him or her immediately.

Take care,

Kevin Caruso
Suicide.org
Founder, Executive Director, Editor-in-Chief
(Alcohoism Info.com is a Suicide.org website.)



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