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Do you have an alcohol problem? Red flags to look out for

addiction alcohol goals Feb 20, 2023

When people get together for a night out, alcohol is often part of the plan. It's possible to relax and unwind with a few drinks, but it's also possible to go too far and develop a drinking problem.

Unfortunately, many people don't realise they have an issue with alcohol until it's too late. Fortunately, some red flags to look out for may indicate you have a drinking problem. In this blog, we'll cover the biggest signs of a drinking problem and what to do if you're concerned you may be struggling with alcohol.


What exactly is a drinking addiction?

A drinking problem, also known as an alcohol use disorder, is a serious condition that causes a person to have difficulty controlling their drinking. It can range in severity from mild to severe, and if not addressed, it might get much worse and lead to vehicular endangerment.

Some signs of alcoholism include drinking more than planned, getting drunk often, and finding it hard to cut down or stop drinking. If you think you or...

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7 Myths of alcohol

The drinking of alcohol is widespread within Australia and it is linked to many work, social and cultural activities. Perhaps surprisingly, 1 in 4 people have consumed alcohol at levels placing them at risk of harm on a single occasion, at least monthly, within the last year.

Myth 1: Alcohol makes it easier for people to socialise.

Alcohol in small quantities can make people feel more relaxed and sociable. However, it is a depressant so drinking too much of it can make people want to withdraw from others. Alternatively, drinking too much alcohol can make people feel aggressive and want to act out on their aggression which can lead to serious consequences.

Myth 2: Drinking alcohol is fun.

In small quantities alcohol can make you feel like you are having lots of fun however too much alcohol makes people feel depressed or sad. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to people feeling sick or vomiting. Some may even experience an ‘alcoholic blackout’ where they have no memory...

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