Alcohol Abuse – Signals and Symptoms

When was the last time you met with friends and family and did NOT drink alcohol? Look back at pictures and post and this will give you a true signal that if you have an alcohol beverage in your hands at all times then you may have a drinking problem. Social, Functional drinkers will convince themselves that they do not have a drinking problem.

Common Denial Statements:

  • I had a rough day or week
  • Maybe I will just have one drink
  • I deserve a drink
  • I am so stressed
  • Blame others
  • Anger, Anxiety, Frustration
  • He or she drinks more then I do
  • Sadness, Fear, Resentment
  • I can stop drinking anytime I want