How can you tell if you have a drinking problem?
It can generally be stated that:
Drinking becomes a problem when it is associated repeatedly with psychological, physical or social difficulties.
Without elaborating on the long-term effects that heavy drinking will have on your body, it should be known that like any drug, addiction is a potential hazard. Also, an excess of alcohol will affect organs such as the brain, the heart and the liver.
Behavior patterns may be warning signs of misuse. If the day is frequently begun with a drink, if a drink is needed to perform at work, if friends or relatives complain about drinking, or if unusual events (such as memory losses or reckless behavior) occur while drinking, it may be time to seek professional advice.