In most social situations of today, drinking non-alcoholic or alcoholic drinks is normal. While a glass or two once or twice a week is okay, some people forget their body’s limit and tolerance and soon those glasses become one too many.
If your friends and family have been urging you to attend an AA meeting, it is time to take control of your life. You may be addicted and it’s high time you learn if you really are so.
Alcohol abuse symptoms
Be warned that if you keep on imbibing and do not get your disorder treated, your abuse will quickly and surely spiral out of control. It will affect your life and those of your loved ones in many negative ways and cause irreparable harm.
Here are a few signs and symptoms that will help you know if you have alcohol addiction:
- You choose to drink over familial, personal, or professional duties and obligations.
- You face increasing bouts of mood swings and irritability.
- You prefer solitude and isolate yourself from the company, be it family, friends, or colleagues.
- You prefer to drink alone.
- You are hungover more often than not.
- You have blackouts and keep forgetting things and events.
- You prefer the company of fellow alcoholics.
It is imperative to realize you have an alcohol abuse problem if you can relate to one or more of these. You can try attending AA meetings in Rhode Island. Most AA meetings have varying formats to meet the needs and requirements of different types of addicts. Just go to a couple of these and you are sure to discover one you really like. This will help you to get started on your path to deaddiction.
Alcohol addiction is dangerous
Not just personally, this addiction can truly destroy every facet of your life. Your immediate family members will slowly start avoiding you, leaving you more isolated than ever. You will start making poor judgment calls, which will have a negative impact on your financial health. Then, all this drinking will gradually start affecting your health – physically and psychologically. If you’d speak to a few members at your meetings near me, you will learn how they found themselves completely alone and neglected, at the end of their tether, when they decided to regain control of their life.
AA or Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for 80 plus years now. More and more addicts find themselves gaining sobriety once they join its burgeoning strength.
The 12 traditions of AA are guiding principles that help addicts to learn how to extricate themselves from the jaws of alcoholism and steer clear of any potential triggers that may push them towards relapse.
If you or a loved one are facing trouble with not knowing how to stop or you have been trying to reduce your drinking and failing miserably, seek help immediately. There’s no point in suffering unnecessarily when expert assistance is so easily available to you.