When Is Alcohol Too Much Alcohol?

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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ImageThere is nothing wrong with having a drink from time to time, as this is something many people enjoy. However, some people take things one step too far, finding themselves drinking too much alcohol and suffering the consequences as a result.

Here are three signs that you are consuming too much alcohol:

1. You drink so much that you don’t remember what happened while you were drinking. Not only is this dangerous to your mind and body, but it could mean you are doing things to or with others that you would not take part in while sober.

2. Become addicted and begin to crave alcohol throughout the day. Do you wake up in the morning and begin to think about when you will have your first drink? Do you go to bed at night thinking about alcohol? If you find your cravings becoming more and more intense, you may be developing an addiction.

3. Alcohol is changing your life. Many people who drink too much alcohol find that it have a negative impact on their life, including their relationships with others and participation in activities. For example, your drinking may put stress on your marriage. Or your drinking may cause you to give up on hobbies and extracurricular activities you previously enjoyed.

These are three signs that you are consuming too much alcohol. If you realize this has become a problem within your life, it is important to make the necessary changes before it gets worse.

If you are unable to quit on your own, contact a rehab facility that can provide advice on how to get started. Professional help may be all that you need in order to kick your problem to the curb.

Drinking alcohol is common. Drinking too much alcohol, however, can begin to take a toll on your life.


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