Thursday, 21 Sep 2023

Questions to Ask If You Feel You Are Drinking Excessively

If you feel like you may be drinking excessively, it is important to take a step back and evaluate your relationship with alcohol.

Asking yourself some questions can help you to learn more and determine whether or not you have a problem with alcohol.

Here are some questions to consider:

How often do you drink?

Take note of how often you drink, and whether or not it is becoming a regular habit. If you find yourself drinking every day or most days of the week, this may be a cause for concern.

How much do you drink?

Consider how much alcohol you consume on a typical drinking occasion. Are you drinking just one or two drinks, or are you drinking to the point of feeling intoxicated?

Did you ever attempted to reduce on your drinking?

If you have tried to cut back on your drinking and have found it difficult or impossible, this may indicate that you have a problem with alcohol.

Do you often notice withdrawal symptoms if you stop drinking?

Withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, shakiness, or anxiety can indicate physical dependence on alcohol.

Did you experience negative consequences due to your drinking?

Consider whether your drinking has caused problems in your relationships, your job or school performance, your physical health, or your mental health.

Do you find yourself thinking about alcohol frequently?

If thoughts about alcohol are frequently on your mind, this may indicate an unhealthy preoccupation with drinking.

Do you use alcohol to cope with negative emotions or stress?

Using alcohol as a way to cope with negative emotions or stress can be a sign of problem drinking.

Has anyone expressed concern about your drinking?

If friends or family members have expressed concern about your drinking, this may be a sign that your drinking is becoming a problem.

Final word

If you answer with “Yes” to any of these questions then consult a doctor.