Do you think that you have been drinking too much? Here are a few things to look out for that suggest you might be.
We all like a bit of a drink, especially around Christmas and New Year. However, when we find ourselves drinking repeatedly every night of the week, we are straying into troublesome territory. Alcoholism is a genuine concern here in the UK. It is readily available to anyone over the age of 18 and is sold in most shops. Temptation is everywhere for the recovering alcohol addict. Temptation is also everywhere for those of us who are brewing an addiction of our own.
Here are a few signs that it’s time to stop drinking and what you can do to help yourself.
How to Stop Drinking Alcohol?
First, let’s talk about how you can stop drinking alcohol, if you think you have a problem. Alcoholism charities estimate that around 18% of all drinkers actually go on to seek help for their addiction. That means 82% of all Alcoholics go untreated. This is partially because people don’t know that they have an addiction.
If you read the following material and you think that you do have a problem, then it’s time to reach out for help. Services like those offered by Verve Health include a free consultation which lets you talk to someone about what you can do next. It might be that a few weeks spent in a rehab facility change your life for the better.
Let’s talk about the signs that it’s time you stopped drinking for good.
The Signs You Should Stop Drinking Alcohol
Do you have an addiction problem? Read the following to find out.
You Regularly Drink More Than 14 Units Of Alcohol A Week.
The NHS recommends that we don’t drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week. Any more than that could constitute binge drinking, alcohol abuse, or an alcohol addiction. If you regularly exceed this 14 unit mark, then you may have an alcohol problem.
You Routinely Drink In Secret.
If you are the type of person who hides what you drink from their loved ones, then this is indicative of a problem. People who drink alcohol in a healthy way do so in moderation and do not need to fear their loved ones reprisals. You should ask yourself why you’re ashamed of what you drink.
Your Loved Ones Disapprove Of Your Activities.
Some people are prudish about drinking, it’s true. However, if more than one group of friends or family members approaches you about how much you drink, then you can be sure they are doing it from a place of love. Listen to them. It might be time for a short stint in rehab.
You Spend Rent Or Bill Money On Alcohol.
Lastly, if you often find yourself out of money because of what you spend on drink, then that’s a clear sign you are using too much alcohol. Get the upper hand in your addiction before it gets the upper hand over you. Remember, you can reach out to services with a free consultation to help you.