HOW TO IDENTIFY ALCOHOL ABUSE WITHIN YOURSELF
Thanks to social media, popular culture, and personal experiences, many people know what the typical signs of alcohol abuse within friends, family, and peers look like. However, it’s always a different perspective when you’re on the outside looking in. It may be easy to spot these red flags in other people, but what about when it comes to yourself? Here are symptoms to look for when it comes to identifying alcoholism in your own life.
You’re constantly wondering if you have an alcohol problem
If you’ve ever had the fleeting thought that you might have a drinking problem, it may be time to look into the matter more deeply. What is causing this thought? What is your relationship with alcohol, and how has it changed? Those who don’t have problems with alcohol normally don’t have these thoughts.
You feel horrible the day after you drink
There are always those people who say they don’t get hangovers or those who continue drinking right away to avoid them. Not getting hangovers isn’t always a good thing; it could just mean that your body has developed a tolerance for alcohol. If you’ve had a day where you feel tired, are experiencing depression or anxiety, headaches, stomach pains, or regret over things you did while intoxicated, this should compel you to take a look at your relationship with alcohol. People who only drink moderately do not experience these symptoms the day after.
You find yourself wondering what life would be life without alcohol
Another question you might find yourself asking during your drinking years is what would life be like without alcohol. Will it still be fun, exciting, or interesting? Will I get bored with living in sobriety? Even while this question persists in your mind, don’t be afraid of putting your best foot forward and choosing another path. If you’re wondering about this for yourself, you might want to give sobriety a chance and see how it works out for you.
At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult recovering from these addictions through our daily work to help those struggling most from this disease. While some may believe they can make it alone, rehabilitation programs are essential in the fight to break the dependency. The road ahead is not a smooth or easy one, but you can traverse it if done so with the support of the right team. Counseling and aftercare processes can assist you by addressing the psychological facets that led you to addiction and help you build a structure from which to better cope with life without succumbing to addiction. The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.