Alcohol is a confusing type of drug. Some people can drink without developing an addiction. It can seem normal to drink alcohol and socially acceptable. Even in situations where you may not drink a lot, you may worry about developing an addiction. “Am I an alcoholic? How do I know if I have a problem?” At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we can provide you with the support you need to find out and to get help. If you think you may struggle with alcohol addiction, contact our dual diagnosis treatment center today at 855.746.3633.
Am I an Alcoholic or Just Drinking Socially?
There is no level of alcohol that is safe. Some people develop addiction by drinking a glass of wine after a long day. Others binge drink with friends on the weekends. No matter what you are drinking or how often you do, you can develop addiction and dependence.
One way to know if you’re an alcoholic is to consider some of the most common symptoms of the disease:
- You can’t always limit how much you drink. You often want more.
- You drink even when you know there are physical or emotional risks to doing so.
- You are drinking more than you used to or using drugs along with alcohol consumption.
- You crave a drink – whether it’s to relieve emotional stress or to combat “life” events.
- You’ve tried to stop drinking but failed to do so.
- Your drinking is causing problems financially, in relationships, in school, or at work.
- You sweat, shake, or feel ill when you stop using.
Ask yourself, “Am I an alcoholic with a need for help?” If you display these symptoms, it is nearly always best to seek out help from a professional.
Why Do You Need Treatment?
You can’t stop using even if you want to and, once you do stop using, alcohol is a big part of your life. Will you give up friendships and professional outings because you are unable to be around alcohol? With treatment, you can learn to combat what’s happening in a healthy way instead. You can also learn what’s causing you to drink.
Our treatment team will work closely with you to help you determine what steps you should take to find relief. If you’re asking, “Am I an alcoholic?” you already know you need help. Our alcohol addiction treatment program can help you. We offer:
- Partial hospitalization program
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Traditional outpatient treatment
- Sober living homes
- Alumni programs
- Medication-assisted treatment
You’re facing a big challenge. With our treatment options and numerous therapies, you can find the way forward. Allow our team of professionals to guide you in finding out who you can be without the use of alcohol in your life. Don’t wait to get help.
Help Is Available to You at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center
For many individuals, alcohol addiction is complicated by an additional mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety. If they only treat one condition, they may be at risk for relapse in the future. At Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, we’re proud to provide treatment for those who are struggling with both addiction and mental health conditions. We treat both issues simultaneously, giving each person the best possible chance for long-term recovery.
You’ve asked the hard question. “Am I an alcoholic?” Now you need to act on it. Our team at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center can provide you with the support you need to get sober and to rebuild your future. Our team offers comprehensive treatment programs and compassionate, experienced people who want to help you. Call 855.746.3633 today to get that support.