Alcoholism is the most severe form of alcohol abuse and involves the inability to manage drinking habits.

Individuals struggling with alcoholism often feel as though they cannot function normally without alcohol. This can lead to a wide range of issues and impact personal, professional, and social situations and negatively affects family, relationships and your job. Alcoholism can cause serious medical problems

Talk to a health care professional if you want to get help for alcoholism.

Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

You have tried stopping for a week or more, but can’t make it past a few days

You can’t stop drinking once you start

You recognize you need to stop or cut back

You are unable to perform at work or home when you are drinking

You feel guilty after drinking

Others are telling you that you have a problem

You feel annoyed by criticism of your drinking

You have a drink in the morning to get yourself going even after drinking too much the night before

You have accidentally or intentionally physically hurt someone else or yourself after drinking too much

You hide your drinking

You hide your alcohol

You have blackouts and memory lapses after drinking too much

You are getting traffic or driving tickets while under the influence of alcohol

Your drinking is interfering with your relationships

Your hands are shaking