Warning signs of alcohol addiction are hard to recognize, especially when drinking is a huge part of the culture you live in. So how can you tell if your drinking habits are normal or excessive?
Do you ever say no to a bottle of wine with dinner? Are you always game for that fourth cocktail at happy hour? Do you take full advantage of free booze on airplanes? But those are not signs of alcohol addiction, are they?
There are several signs of alcohol dependence. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may well be addicted.
Thom Kessler, LMFT, RAS
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Registered Addiction Specialist
Marriage & Family Therapist and Registered Addiction Specialist