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alcoholism symptoms

Alcoholism symptoms can vary from one person to the next, but there are some common signs that should never be ignored. One of the signs is a compulsion to consume alcohol or feeling like you need a drink badly. You may not be able to control how much or how often you drink alcohol, and you will need to consume increasing amounts of this substance in order to obtain the same effects. Another common symptom of alcohol addiction is drinking when you are alone or keeping this activity secret. All of these are indications that alcohol addiction treatment is needed and that an addiction is developing. Ignoring the problem will not make it go away, it will only get worse over time.


Other common alcohol symptoms and signs of alcohol addiction include:


  • Blacking out or losing periods of time because of excessive alcohol consumption

  • Symptoms of physical withdrawal if you do not drink for a period of time

  • A loss of interest in activities that you previously enjoyed

  • Drinking to feel good or to get intoxicated

  • Binge drinking

  • Consuming alcohol every day

  • Alcohol consumption that causes legal problems

  • A decline in work or school performance due to alcohol use

  • Irritability when alcohol is not available

  • Drinking that involves any ritual

  • Tremors or seizures when alcohol use is stopped


If you or someone you know suffers from alcoholism symptoms then help should be sought as soon as possible. The Crossing Point offers alcohol abuse treatment that can make a difference in your life. What alcohol addiction symptoms have you experienced in the past?