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How Can You Tell If Someone Has an Alcohol Problem?

When you suppose that someone close to you may drink too much and has an alcohol problem, you start looking for signs. These exist, and you can tell if that person isn’t only drinking occasionally, but has a problem with drinking.

If this person is drinking alcohol every day or most days of the week, he is definitely on the way to alcoholism. There are a number of reasons why someone drinks every day. It can be as an attempt to ease anxiety, to feel more confident and sociable, to aid relaxation and sleep or to try to get away from some problems, such as sadness, a relationship breakdown or loneliness. Furthermore, they may say that they need a drink in the morning to help them during the day or to recover from a hangover.

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Furthermore, people with drinking problems usually have regular blackouts Definition of the word blackouts because of heavy alcohol drinking. This interferes with the brain activity, causing short-term memory loss resulting often is slurred speech even when sober. This is very dangerous and quite embarrassing not to recall things you did in some period of time. Even more, people that have an alcohol problem get annoyed and defensive, and sometimes verbally or physically aggressive when someone says anything about their drinking habits. This happens because they are in denial, and they don’t want to hear that they are alcoholics. That’s why most people tend to hide the amount of alcohol they drank or how much money they spent on alcohol.

These are only a few signs that someone has a drinking problem. There are more, but these are the most important. You can tell that someone has an alcohol addiction in several situations, but most of them are based upon the need to drink, hiding this thing, changing his behavior or hobbies, and so on.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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