What are the signs and symptoms of alcoholism?
There is a feeling of a behaviour (drinking) that is initially slipping out of control, just a little bit to begin with. The drinker usually feels that they could control it any time they want, normally tomorrow rather than today.
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Has the smile gone from your partner? Is she not the fun, laughing, happy go lucky person she once was. Do your kids look anxious when you go out and even more anxious when you come in? Do you want to change that? Would you like to change your drinking behaviour, to bring the joy back to the home and to feel confident and relaxed? This website can help you do that. We can give you the tools to build a better future for yourself and your family.
Do you have an alcohol problem?
People often say that it is only yourself who can decide whether you are an alcoholic. This is of course nonsense! It may be true that only yourself can admit to being an alcoholic but it is often obvious to loved ones. Also, there are methods of diagnosis and assessment that do not depend on the drinker admitting to being an alcoholic but instead look at the drinking behaviour and the consequences. For example you can find an assessment on this website.
Criteria have been established for Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence - mainly for use by professionals, doctors and therapists, but there is also a list of signs and symptoms that would normally be found if someone were to be diagnosed as an alcoholic. If you have a drinking problem, you may not show all, or even most of these symptoms but they are a good starting point in understanding your relationship with alcohol.
People who might be diagnosed as an alcoholic will often:
To sum up these signs and symptoms, there is a feeling of a behaviour (drinking) that is initially slipping out of control, just a little bit to begin with. The drinker usually feels that they could control it any time they want, normally tomorrow rather than today. Sometimes they succeed, often they don’t. Then drinking seems to take over and problems accelerate.
If you feel that you may have a problem and are showing signs of alcoholism take the assessment for this website.
If you have already taken the assessment then register here. You have nothing to lose but your problems and you may gain a new life.