It is the fact that YOU cannot go without the drug without feeling bad, physically or mentally, that is the hallmark of addiction, not where YOU live, where you take it or what YOU do.
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The three most common addictions in the world are, tobacco addiction, alcohol addiction, and prescription drug addiction. No one really knows how many ‘addicts’ there are, but they represent a significant percentage of most countries. It is important to realise that the vast majority of these addicts are not hopeless, homeless and penniless. Many are holding down important jobs, in fact you may have been in contact with a few of them this week and not even realised. However these ‘functioning addicts’ are no less addicts than the homeless Skid Row ones, in fact some (but by no means all) of them may end up in Skid Row. It is the fact that they cannot go without the drug without feeling bad, physically or mentally, that is the hallmark of addiction, not where they live, where they take it or what they do.
So what about you? Are you addicted to alcohol? Worried that you are addicted? Or worried that someone close to you is addicted? If you feel that you might be addicted but are confused by the fact that you are ‘functioning’, remember that the important issue is your relationship with alcohol.
These are all signs of alcohol addiction. If you are concerned about your drinking then take the free assessment here.
This website is designed to help YOU. If you are addicted to alcohol then this website can help. If you are a ‘functioning addict’ then you will be particularly interested in this website. WHY because this site treats you as a rational, intelligent, thinking individual who knows how to make decisions in your life and what decisions you want to make. The site treats you with respect. It does not consist of a small number of directive pages that tell you that you have a disease and should just say no. 24/7 Help Yourself offers you a set of tools that allow you to make up your own mind about the nature and extent of your problems and how best to address them. It supports you in three possible drinking goals, abstinence, reduced drinking and controlled drinking. Its YOUR life and therefore its YOUR choice.
Come inside and try it. You have nothing to lose but your problems. Register here.