More often than not, alcohol addictions start with an experimental use of alcohol in social situations. And for some people, the alcohol drinking becomes more frequent. As time passes, a person may feel the need to drink more alcohol to get their desired high, and soon a person may need alcohol to simply feel “good.”
Alcohol dependency symptoms and behaviors include, among others:
- Feeling the need to use the alcohol regularly, which can be daily or multiple times a day
- Having intense urges for the alcohol
- Over time, needing more alcohol to get the same effect
- Making certain that you maintain a supply of alcohol
- Not meeting obligations and work responsibilities
- Doing things you wouldn’t normally do to get alcohol, such as stealing
- Focusing more and more time and energy one getting and drinking alcohol
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not drinking alcohol
- Failed attempts to quit drinking alcohol
If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider alcohol dependency counseling.
I believe that there are many paths to successful recovery that will work with your goals and desires, and ensure you can make the life changes you want to make. Contact me today for a free consultation.