Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

The only way to stop alcohol abuse is for someone to first identify the problem. That can be the person struggling with alcohol addiction themselves or it can be someone who knows and cares about the addict. Identify the symptoms of alcohol abuse and immediately call at 877-352-6329. Our placement counselors can quickly identify the most common alcohol abuse symptoms over the phone and direct you to the next best course of action.

Common Alcohol Abuse Symptoms

Long term alcohol abuse causes the body to deteriorate in various ways. Not only does the risk of major problems such as diabetes, cancer, organ failure and seizures increase with alcohol abuse, but alcoholics become physically ill due to their addiction to drinking. Common alcohol abuse signs you can spot in alcoholics include:

  • Flushed skin, particularly in the face
  • Frequent diarrhea, constipation and irregular digestion
  • Headaches
  • Stomachaches
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Trembling
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping

Any of these symptoms is cause for concern, particularly when you suspect alcohol abuse. The counselors are more than happy to discuss the symptoms you’ve observed with you and help you determine whether or not a treatment plan is the best course of action.

Other Alcohol Abuse Signs

Alcoholism causes more than just physical symptoms. Sometimes alcoholics become skilled at hiding their physical distress from those around them, so keep a close eye on any changes in behavior. Signs of alcohol addiction include:

  • Feeling the need to hide how much one drinks. If you or your loved one suspects that other people are noticing that you or they drink too much, you or they probably are. Alcoholics tend to go from one alcohol store or from one bar to another in quick succession. They’ll also lie whenever anyone catches them in the act.
  • Lost periods of memory. Alcoholics binge and tend to black out for periods of time. They’ll wake up with no memory of how they got there or what happened since they last remembered. This can also lead to skipping out on work, school and other responsibilities.
  • Can’t have fun or relax without drinking. When a person is in control of their drinking, they can choose not to drink for long periods of time. When the drinking is in control of the person, they feel physically ill. They can’t focus on anything other than trying to get their next drink. They temporarily feel better when they drink.

It can be hard to spot an alcoholic when the addict makes a point of hiding their behavior. Professionals have a better idea of how to spot alcoholism than most people. Call the placement counselors if you notice even one sign of alcohol abuse in yourself or in a loved one.

Suspecting Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse

The placement counselors want to stress the importance of seeking professional help at the first sign of alcohol abuse symptoms. Both alcohol addiction and even alcohol withdrawal can pose significant health hazards such as seizures. The sooner the addict gets to withdraw from alcohol under the supervision of professional, the better chance they have of making a long-lasting recovery.

Call at 877-352-6329 whenever you suspect symptoms of alcohol abuse! We also have a convenient online call back form if you want us to arrange a call with you.

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