What Makes Me An Alcoholic?
Alcohol use disorder is a chronic condition in which an individual displays habits of problem alcohol use that impede their everyday life. The severity of alcohol use disorder can fluctuate, ranging from light to extreme addiction, and may negatively impair someone’s physical and mental health, work or school, and relationships.
What Are Some Indicators Of Alcohol Use Disorder?
People with an alcohol use disorder might be dealing with:
- Cravings for alcohol
- Little control over their drinking
- Drinking leading to dangerous situations
- Mental or physical health issues directly related to excessive drinking
- Disruptive work or school attendance caused by alcohol
- Relationship strain stemming from alcohol use
Can You Cure Alcoholism?
Alcohol use disorder will not be cured in the conventional way, but professional treatment can teach you to understand the reasons for alcohol use and help you have a long-lasting recover.
This self-assessment should not be used as a replacement for a professional evaluation.