Alcoholism can be due to many interconnected factors, including genetics, the conditions in which a person was raised, social environment, and emotional health.
People who have a family history of alcoholism or who spend time closely with heavy drinkers are more likely to develop an addiction to alcohol. Even those who suffer from a mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, or bipolar disorder are also at risk, because alcohol may be used to self-medicate.
- Feel guilty or ashamed about your drinking.
- Lie to others or hide your drinking habits.
- Have friends or family members who are worried about your drinking.
- Need to drink in order to relax or feel better.
- “Black out” or forget what you did while you were drinking.
- Regularly drink more than you intended to.
A person who is addicted to drinking may also start showing withdrawal symptoms that include:
- Anxiety or jumpiness.
- Shakiness or trembling.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Loss of appetite.
Do you relate with these symptoms in you? If so, we are here to help you!