Remember when you were anxious to hold reading club meetings, and now you are only going there at a club meeting boozy ? Or have you decided to reduce your alcohol consumption early in the new year, then you have sworn to try again in February or maybe … June 1965
The two signs may indicate that you have a problem of alcohol, says Beth Kane. -Davidson, director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. More than 5 million women in the United States are drinking "in a way that threatens their health, safety and overall well-being," reports the National Institute for the Fight Against Drug Abuse. 39 alcohol and alcoholism (NIAAA). This is bad news since excessive consumption of alcohol can lead to alcoholic liver disease, brain disease, cancer and heart disease, according to the agency. Not to mention problems at work and broken relationships at home.
If you feel a little anxious at the moment, give it a serious weight. "It's quite a question, a reflection you have with yourself, that you should probably ask for a more in-depth evaluation," says Kane-Davidson.
Here are eight questions to ask yourself if you've ever wondered: Am I an alcoholic? If you bow, consider starting a conversation with your primary care physician or other expert, says Mental Health Counselor and Registered Dietitian Anna Ciulla, RD, Vice President of Clinical and Medical Services at the Beach House Center. for recovery at Juno Beach
"If you can recognize that the answers to these questions are not the answers you want, then it's good to talk to someone," she says.