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How Can You Tell If You're An Alcoholic?

January 19, 2018

Confronting your inner demons is a massive step for anyone to take, no matter what you find staring back at you.

The New Year is a common time for people to take the time to look inwards as they consider what personal resolutions and changes to pursue for the coming year. Depending on where you find yourself in life, these resolutions can tackle a wide range of issues.

Woman Holding Help SignOne of the most common themes we see includes alcohol in some form, including the idea of “Dry January”. Participants of this trend avoid all forms of alcohol until February, but the prevalence of this idea often leads to the question of how much you really depend on alcohol, and whether or not it might be a bigger issue than a single dry month can tackle.

Symptoms of alcoholism like cravings, dizziness, delirium, and more are often obvious, but you don’t need to wait for a diagnosis to hit you in the face to begin seeking help. Some warning signs of alcohol use disorder, which if left unchecked can become a full-blown addiction, include:

  • Heightened secrecy
  • Increased tolerance to substances
  • Flushed skin
  • Trembling hands
  • Blackouts
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Mood swings
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Anxiety

If you are struggling with any of these symptoms, it may be a good time to speak with a professional to learn more about what your options for preventing this disease from taking hold may be. There are a number of professional treatment options available, but the most important thing is to find the program that’s right for you.

Addiction affects countless people across the world every single day, and the fight to overcome it can feel overwhelming. Some people can overcome their struggles on their own, but that isn’t true for everyone, and it’s important to know that there are other options available for you to turn to. At Turning Point, we are committed to helping our patients conquer their demons and leave our facility with the tools they need to move on with their lives. Call us at (973) 380-0905 today to learn more about our New Jersey addiction treatment center, or send us your information through our online form to let us know about the challenges you’re facing.
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