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The Top 5 Signs You May Need Help With Your Alcohol Addiction

For some, there is a thin line between drinking socially and having a problem with alcohol. Denial can play a large role in a person’s decision to enter treatment.  People can easily fool themselves into thinking their drinking is not an alcohol addiction and that their situation is unique.  Additionally, it can be difficult for a person to take a look at themselves and the true ramifications of their alcohol use.  If you’re concerned that your alcohol use is getting out of hand, the below guide may help you identify that you may have a problem and need to enter treatment.

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How often do you drink? Is drinking an everyday occurrence or are you drinking multiple times a day? Have you skipped other activities such as work or school in order to continue or start drinking? Do you find yourself doing things to mask how often you are drinking such as binge drinking?  If yes, you may have a drinking problem.


Are you drunk for extended periods of time? Have you been able to complete your responsibilities at home or work because of your mental condition due to drinking? If so, you may have a drinking problem.


Do you feel as though you’re powerless to stop drinking?  Have you attempted to stop drinking in the past but have been unsuccessful managing your cravings or maintaining the decision to be sober? Do you continue drinking even when you know you’ve had enough?  If these things are representative of your actions, you may have a drinking problem.


Has your family been negatively affected by your drinking? Have they voiced their concerns about your well-being due to your alcohol use?  If so, you may have an alcohol addiction.

Negative Effects

Have you faced negative consequences personally or professionally due to your drinking, or find that those issues are escalating?  This can be evidence of an addiction.

A Summit Estate Recovery Center admissions counselor can provide additional information on our alcohol addiction program and describe the benefits of treatment.  We work directly with your insurance company to coordinate payment and provide you with your out of pocket costs based on your situation.  If paying for recovery is a concern, we work with multiple lenders specializing in funding rehabilitation.   Please call 800-701-6997 or complete the contact form on this site to take the first step in overcoming your addiction.