12 Questions to Ask Yourself About Alcohol Abuse

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Did you know alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the U.S? Over 17 million people suffer from alcohol abuse. There are over 7 million children living in a household where at least one parent is dependent on, or has abused alcohol.
With those statistics you may find yourself wondering, do I have a drinking problem? Here are 12 “yes” or “no” questions to help you answer that.

  1. Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?
  2. Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking– stop telling you what to do?
  3. Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?
  4. Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year?
    ~Do you need a drink to get started, or to stop shaking?
  5. Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?
  6. Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?
  7. Has your drinking caused trouble at home?
  8. Do you ever try to get “extra” drinks at a party because you do not get enough?
  9. Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don’t mean to?
  10. Have you missed days of work or school because of drinking?
  11. Do you have “blackouts”? ~ A “blackout” is when we have been drinking hours or days which we cannot remember.
  12. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?

If you answered yes to 4 or more of those questions, then that means there is a problem, but there is help.
Alcohol dependence involves multiple factors. Our trained staff will identify and treat these conditions.

We offer detox medications used for drug and alcohol withdrawal.

We want to successfully prevent a relapse. That is why we also offer Vivitrol administration. A once monthly injection along with our recovery program is another step in ensuring your success.

For more information please call us today at 314-205-8068

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