Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Every evening when you reach home from work, you drink a glass of wine and all throughout the day, you just look forward to the evening to happen and you begin enjoying your wine or alcohol. Now, supposing if, one day you realize this and wonder; “AM I AN ACOHOLIC?” Want to know if you are? Read this post and discover about it.

I Drink Every Day, Am I An Alcoholic?

I Drink Every Day; Am I An Alcoholic?

So, the answer is; “You are not necessarily an alcoholic just because you drink every day.” Before we proceed further, let us know who is considered to be an alcoholic and what is alcoholism or what are the signs and symptoms of alcoholism.

An alcoholic is someone who is into substance abuse and substance dependence. If your life is negatively affected, or if you drink so much that you become dependent on alcohol, then you probably are an alcoholic. However, if you are not into substance abuse or substance dependence, then you might not be classified as an alcoholic.

An alcoholic, always tends to deny that their life is negatively affected due to alcohol; even if it is clear to everyone around them that they are destroying their life.

Most common signs of alcoholism are, drinking and driving, family and friends being concerned about your drinking, becoming violent or angry while drinking, drinking at work, missing work or normal tasks because of alcohol, and experiencing physical withdrawal symptoms while you do not drink. If you experience more than one of these signs of alcoholism, then there is a fair chance that you are an alcoholic. However, only one sign of alcoholism does not make you an alcoholic.

You can also try and test yourself in one more way. In case you can remain calm and be without struggle, with only 1 drink every day for 30 days, then you probably are not an alcoholic.

Conclusion:

One of the biggest difficulties in diagnosing alcoholism is that it requires the person or the alcoholic to be honest about their drinking habits, and the effects they have on their life. As one of the common symptoms of alcoholism is the denial, it is difficult to treat alcoholism. However, if you really want to come out of your drinking problem, then first be honest, admit that you have the problem and then seek appropriate medical help and support from family and friends to come out of it.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: August 29, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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