in Family Practice

Many of us have heard of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, but what determines if someone is an alcoholic? While the answer is not always simple, an individual who continues drinking in excess even though they are facing physical, social, or work related issues may be an alcoholic. Every case is unique, some people struggling with alcohol misuse may start each day with an alcoholic beverage, others may just struggle to go set periods of time without drinking. Some people who abuse alcohol may feel guilty and have a desire to decrease the amount they are drinking, while others may not realize how heavily they depend on alcohol.

 

Warning Signs
Below are a list of warning signs that may point to having an alcohol problem:

 

  • Consuming more alcohol, or drinking for longer than you originally intended to without considering the impact of your actions
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  • Have not followed through when trying to cut back consumption of alcoholic beverages at a time, or overall
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  • Spending a large portion of your time either drinking, drunk, or recovering from amount of drinking you are doing
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  • Frequent thoughts of drinking when sober
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  • Struggling to maintain relationships, struggling in school or work, due to alcohol
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  • Quit or decreased other activities that were once important to you in order to drink
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  • Increased risky behaviors when drinking, such as: drinking and driving, unprotected sex, lack of self control, engaging in violence, losing consciousness in strange environments
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  • Drinking more in order to get the same desired effect you used to get from less
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  • Experience symptoms of withdraw when your buzz is gone such as, trouble sleeping, shakiness especially in the hands, restlessness, nausea, sweating in excess, increased heart rate, etc.

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    Alcohol Counseling in Humble TX

    If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol misuse, schedule an appointment at Wellspire Medical Group today! We work hard with our patients to help them take control and get their lives back on track! Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change reflects our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”

     
     
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