Recognising the Signs of Alcohol Addiction
You might feel the urge to continue drinking heavily even though it’s already affecting every area of your life. When these happen, it’s an indication your alcohol use has morphed into an addiction.
Drinking is quite a popular activity in our modern society, and more often than not, most alcohol users don’t realise when they’ve developed a drinking problem. We’ve put together common warning signs and symptoms that reveal you’ve formed an addiction to this substance. We’ve also outlined the most effective treatment options to help you achieve full and lasting recovery from alcoholism.
Alcohol addiction, or alcoholism, is classified as a chronic, progressive illness characterised by a pattern of excessive drinking and compulsive alcohol-seeking behaviours. It’s also marked by an inability to control how much and how often you drink. For example, if, over time, two drinks per drinking session turn into five drinks (and more), and two days a week of drinking turns into five days of heavy drinking.
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