Apr 122011

Are you one of those people who have drinking problem?

It is sometimes hard to know if you are already on the first stage of alcohol abuse because there are no benchmarks or standard when it comes to this kind of problem. A drinking problem is not that simple to solve because it will require taking a look at yourself, honestly, and you have to be willing to accept and change your drinking habit to benefit from the recovery process.

At first, a person may not know that they even have a drinking problem. The usual excuse is that their drinking habit is just normal like everybody else and once in a while they drink a little too many.

A little too many doesn’t mean there is an alcohol abuse already, right?

As mentioned earlier, the first step to treat alcohol abuse is for the patient to accept that he or she has a drinking problem. In order to do that, the patient has to answer self assessment questions that would make him or her realize the level of drinking problem they have.

The following are the questions asked to the patient for self assessment. They are asked if they feel guilty or bad when they are drinking. If they have tried to limit their drinking and if they were successful each time they try. If they have any physical symptoms after quitting. If the family members or the spouse is constantly complaining about the drinking problem. Do they have any legal problems brought about by drinking. These are just some of the questions that will be used to make the patient realize that they already have an alcohol abuse problem.

If you have answered yes to all of these questions, then you may have to seek professional help in order to start the treatment process. This drinking problem can be treated and you should never lose hope because once you accept this problem and you are determined to change then you are on your first step to recovery.

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