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Am I An Alcoholic?

 

You’ve crossed the line from moderate drinking, 1-2 drinks per day. You want just one more drink. One becomes two more, three more, and more. You know you should stop. But you can’t. You’ve become dependent on alcohol. The chemistry in your brain has changed. You need more alcohol to get intoxicated, increasing your tolerance. Your ability to simply “cut down” on drinking is very difficult to achieve.

While how much it takes to get buzzed or drunk depends on gender, size, and tolerance, being an alcoholic has a lot to with behavior, and not being able to stop at an appropriate amount. If you’re stuck in a pattern of drinking despite the negative consequences to your health, wellbeing and those around you, you may not be able to stop without help. Alcoholism is defined as the dependency to alcohol. The cause of alcoholism is not known, but scientists see a strong link with genetic history.

We know the right questions to ask in order to assess everything that’s contributing to your drinking and can help you turn things around.

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Here Are Some Things to Think About

 
  • If it takes more for you to get intoxicated than it used to, you are building up an increased tolerance which can easily lead you to drink more.
  • If you experience negative side effects from alcohol abuse such as blackouts where you don’t remember things, headaches, fatigue, sensitivity to light, dehydration, hangovers, and vomiting or even more severe alcohol poisoning, seizures or respiratory depression, it’s time to get help.
  • Other symptoms like insomnia, depression, dementia, suicidal thoughts, bleeding in the digestive track, high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction in men, changes in menstrual cycles for women, and even cancers of the liver, esophagus and colon can happen.
  • If you suffer from long-term alcoholism, you may experience double vision, a loss of muscle coordination leading to tremors, inability to form new memories and hallucinations, cirrhosis of the liver, it can even lead to coma and death. The risk of accident or death from drinking-related auto crashes is highly increased.
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Contact Us

 

Even though you are aware that your drinking habits are creating problems at home, at work and in life, the addiction takes over and it is hard to just stop.

That’s why we exist. At Malibu Rehab, we will help you. We will help you manage your addiction, and clean up your life.

Contact us now on our 24-Hour Helpline: (866) 370-6396

YOU CAN DO THIS. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

We’re so glad you’re here. Contact us today, and we can tell you everything you’d like to know.

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