April is Alcohol Awareness Month.
Here are some signs that you or a loved one could be struggling with an alcohol addiction.
1. Hiding Empty Bottles
Have you found empty bottles of alcohol in weird unexplained places? A sign of increased alcohol use is hiding empty bottles in places where normally there shouldn’t be empty bottles. For example, under the sink, in the back seat of a car, or in a room where no one ever goes.
2. Unexplained Physical Symptoms
Another sign of a problem is experiencing unexplained physical conditions. The increased use of alcohol can sometimes cause physical symptoms that indicate they’re under the influence. Blood shot eyes, slow reflexes and slurred speech are some things to look out for.
3. Missing out on Major Life Events
Cancelling plans or disappearing from major life events is a sign that something is not right. An alcoholic will prioritize their drinking over anything else. They love you but they love the drinking more.
4. A Loss of Interest in Things that Were Once Enjoyed
An alcohol addiction will change a person. They will no longer want to do the things they once enjoyed and will make up a reason to not enjoy those things anymore.
5. Financial Problems
Is someone you love all of a sudden running into financial problems for no apparent reason? Are they running into issues at work that they didn’t have before? An addict will do whatever it takes to satisfy their addiction, even if that means using all of their money.
Obviously, these are not all of the signs you should look out for. If you or someone you know is exhibiting some of these warning signs, ask questions and get them help. ASAP Rehab is here 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We offer intervention services if needed. Call us 833.827.2727 anytime!