Alcohol consumption is a normal part of life in the United States, so most of us aren’t alarmed or concerned when we see someone drinking. However, nearly 33% of American adults experience alcohol abuse at some point in their lives, meaning that even though we don’t always clearly see it, alcohol addiction is more common than we’d like to think.
Am I addicted to alcohol?
If there is any concern that you might be addicted to alcohol, there are some questions you should ask yourself when deciding whether you should seek help:
- Do you drink more often than you would expect?
- Do you drink for long periods of time?
- Do you wish you could drink less but struggle to do so?
- Do you have cravings to drink whenever you are not drinking?
- Does drinking affect your work, school, social and family life?
- Have you driven after drinking?
- Do you need to drink higher amounts of alcohol to achieve the desired effect?
- Do you drink and struggle with a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety or post-stress traumatic disorder (PTSD)?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be dealing with an addiction to alcohol. If you want help quitting so you can take back control of your life from alcohol, you should contact recovery professionals for help.
Start your recovery journey at Tulip Hill Recovery
At Tulip Hill Recovery, our team of clinicians and mental health professionals can help you recover from addiction and live a life free from alcohol.
We focus on discovering what factors in your life may be contributing to addiction in order to treat it at its main source. Our treatment model emphasizes the dual diagnosis approach, which means we treat addiction as well as co-occurring mental health disorders that might be fueling the addiction. This helps a person in recovery become better equipped for dealing with the challenges of mental health disorders without feeling like they need substances or alcohol to cope.
Are you ready to talk to someone about treatment for addiction for you or someone you love? Please contact us online or call us at 877-845-8192 to get in touch with our team and help start the recovery journey.