When is using drugs and alcohol a problem? Most would agree that having a drink or two when out on the weekends doesn’t make you an alcoholic, but drinking an entire bottle of liquor on a Tuesday night might. Alcoholism is a wide reaching term used to describe anyone with an alcohol problem. Someone who only drinks once a week, but gets completely wasted when they do could be said to have a problem with alcohol based on not the frequency of when they drink, but the amount. Someone who only has a drink or two at a time, but it happens every day has the potential to develop a larger problem.

Here are a few questions you can ask yourself that might give you a better indication of your drug and alcohol usage. Try to answer as honestly as possible, otherwise you are only hurting yourself.

  • Do you drink alcohol or use drugs on a daily basis?
  • Do you neglect commitments or relationships after using drugs or alcohol?
  • Do people say stuff to you about cutting back on drug or alcohol use?
  • Have you attempted to get sober in the past?
  • Do you use drugs or alcohol upon waking up in the morning?

These questions aren’t supposed to diagnosis addiction or substance abuse, rather they are intended to give someone a better grip on how drugs and alcohol are affecting their life. If you’ve answered the questions honestly and you notice that substance abuse is having a negative effect on your life, it might be time to call the professional addiction therapists at Alcohol Treatment Parma for more information about rehab and recovery. Even if you’ve tried to quit in the past but found yourself unable, a treatment facility can give you the help and support you need to get and stay sober. 

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