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.
Furthermore, people with drinking problems usually have regular 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.