This is a very common question. Understandably,
alcohol presents a gray area when it comes to what is considered problematic.
After all, as long as you’re at least 21 years old, alcohol is a legal substance!
However, alcohol use can be problematic and even addictive. When considering your own alcohol use, the following questions can be helpful:
- Have you ever felt the need to cut down on your drinking?
- Have you ever felt annoyed by people criticizing your drinking?
- Have you ever felt bad or guilty about drinking?
- Have you ever needed a drink first thing in the morning (eye-opener) to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?
If you answered “yes” to at least 2 of those questions, it might be a good idea to follow up with your doctor or a therapist for further assessment and, if needed, to discuss treatment options.
If you or someone you know is concerned about alcohol or drug use, contact us to set up a free 15-minute consultation. You can also ask about our NEW LOCATION in Teays Valley!