Do I Have a Drinking Problem?: 13 Signs the Answer Is Yes
It’s estimated that nearly 6% of American adults have an alcohol problem. While it’s impossible to get the full scope of alcoholics in the United States due to it not having an actual diagnosis, the DSM-5 covers it under “alcohol use disorder”, a subgroup of substance disorders.
If you’ve ever wondered to yourself “do I have a drinking problem?” you might have cause for alarm.
Many adults engage in social and casual drinking without ever having a problem. Small amounts of alcohol may even be healthy for the body. So how do you know if you have the signs of a drinking problem?
I’m here to help. I want to go over some of the signs and symptoms of alcoholism so you can know what to look out for in yourself (or in a loved one if you have your suspicions. Keep reading to learn more.