So, you went out on Friday night, had a few drinks, hung out with your friends… and it was so much fun you decided to do it again Saturday night… no big deal, right? Except, you can’t remember the events that took place on either night…
Do you find yourself rationalizing this very scenario, often? Do you ever think to yourself, “maybe it’s time for me to slow down a bit … drink a little less… maybe even try one of those at home detox remedies.”
Classifying yourself under “alcohol abuse” may sound a bit harsh, especially when you’re just out having a good time with your friends, right? But, alcohol abuse is described as having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits. That could mean drinking every day or even drinking too much at any one time. Abusing alcohol can also lead to alcohol dependence, also known as alcoholism. This is when a person is mentally and physically addicted to alcohol.
When it’s Time to be Honest
So, how do you know when you’re drinking has become an addiction? Here are a few factors you may want to consider:
– You cannot quit drinking or control the amount of alcohol in which you drink.
– You need to increase the amount of alcohol you drink to get the same effect.
– You suffer withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking; such as, sweating shakiness, upset stomach.
– You’ve noticed a change for the worse in your relationships, but you continue to drink
– You give up activities you love just to drink
– You physically try to quit or cut back on your drinking and simply can’t.
When drinking consumes your life and you feel like you’re spiraling out of control, it’s time to make a change. Maybe you’re not ready for “treatment” and simply need more information. Maybe you’re thinking an at home detox would solve your problems, and you’re willing to try it. If that’s the case, we encourage you to download our “5 Important Things to Detoxing at Home” handout. It’s important that you are aware of the many risks and dangers for an at home detox before you ever get started.
We highly suggest you are in the direct care and supervision of a trained professional while attempting any type of an at home detox. There are many things that could go wrong, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing someone has your back, especially when you’re feeling your worst.
Learn more about our alcohol detox program by clicking the button below and when you are ready to detox with us, give us a call.
~ E. Alvarez