For some, one drink during happy hour is plenty. These adults can take a sip of alcohol, and then stop drinking for the day. But there are some people who just can’t stop with a sip. These people might have an alcohol use disorder.
According to National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, there are a few signs of alcoholism:
- Tolerance to the impact of alcohol, so more drinking is required to bring about the same effect
- Withdrawal symptoms between bouts of drinking
- Loss of control over how much or how often alcohol is consumed
A wish to stop drinking, but an inability to follow through
- A tight focus on alcohol, leading to neglect of one’s job, family, friends, or hobbies
Continued use of alcohol, even though it leads to problems
At VVFC, we help you overcome alcohol dependence through specific therapy practices which will enable you to get back to a normal life.