When a person struggles with addiction to alcohol, behavioral and emotional cues usually show up. There is a spectrum of actions and thought patterns depending on the individual but key markers can indicate a serious issue to family and friends who are most likely to notice the change in behavior. Learning what to notice in the self or in others might just save a life, including one’s own.
Knowing what to look for is important if a person’s mood and behavior have changed recently or over a period of time. Many people tend to attribute changes to situational challenges such as stress at work or home. When an individual struggles with addiction to alcohol, denial is one reason why help is not sought sooner. People generally do not want to admit they have a problem. Key signs and symptoms will show up if a person knows what to look for.
Physical withdrawal symptoms may occur when a person tries to stop drinking. Shaking, nausea, sweating and other dangerous conditions can arise, making it necessary to contact a licensed physician to help monitor the process safely. Alcoholism is common, and treatable with the right help and support of friends, family and a peer support network invested in helping an individual be restored to health and sobriety.
If you suspect yourself, a friend or family member is struggling with drinking too much, contact Hired Power at 800-910-9299 for help. Trained counselors and therapists are available to answer questions and provide support.
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