If you’re asking yourself this question, there’s a good chance that your drinking has crossed the line from being social to being a problem. Several signs point to out of control drinking, and if any one of them apply, you may want to consider getting yourself some help, in which case, you’ve come to the right place. Consider if any of the following apply:
- Lying About and Covering Up Drinking – You may be sneaking around trying to conceal how much you’re drinking from friends, family, and work. Your drinking is at a point where you would be embarrassed if anyone knew about it.
- You Can’t Stop Thinking About Drinking – Thoughts of drinking consume you. You’re constantly planning your next drink, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re at work and thinking about happy hour, or you’re studying for finals, alcohol has taken over your thoughts.
- Mood Swings and Losing Your Temper – You have angry outbursts or become emotional at small things.You also may be experiencing anxiety.
- Blacking Out – Happening more frequently than before, you can’t remember what happened the night before. You may wake up in a stranger’s apartment, or you have no idea what happened to your car.
- Legal Problems – You may have had a clean record before, but now you’re facing DUI charges, or even multiple DUI charges. If you’re lucky, you didn’t hurt anyone. On top of legal issues, your job is at stake, and so are future jobs with a criminal record.
Another sign that you might need to get some help is that your friends and family are concerned about you. Maybe they’ve stopped spending time with you, or stopped inviting you out. Alcoholism is an isolating disease, so if you’re finding yourself spending more time alone, beware. If your life is becoming overwhelming and unmanageable, give us a call. You don’t need to let your life completely spiral out of control. Just like cancer, if you catch it early, you don’t need to go through the pain of the disease or die an alcoholic death.
At the Lakehouse Recovery Center, we will show you how to create a life without alcohol. You don’t have to feel overwhelmed any longer, and your life will improve if you are willing to take the steps necessary to get sober. We have the solution, and all you have to do is pick up the phone and be willing to stop drinking. If you do this, your life will change. We are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) SOBER | (877) 762-3707. Your recovery is possible, don’t put it off another day.