Has Your Drinking Become a Problem?
Are you living your best life? We all have great intentions, but sometimes the surrounding circumstances make it difficult to succeed. When one beer turns into six, you may realize that your drinking habit is becoming more of an addiction.
If you have trouble limiting your alcohol intake, you may have a predisposition to dependency. Alcoholism can make you lose perspective, time, and control. Before falling victim to the effects of dependency and addiction, take some time to reevaluate your situation. Alcoholism is a disease, which means that it requires careful diagnosis, treatment, and consideration.
Take the Self-Assessment
Every day in the United States, six people die from alcohol poisoning. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that alcohol dependence is a contributing factor in approximately 30% of these deaths. Despite the popularly held perception, alcoholics may not be able to “hold their booze”- in fact, almost a third of lethal intoxication incidents strike those with an identifiable tolerance to alcohol.
The Department of Health and Human Services defines moderate drinking as two drinks or less per day for men, and one drink or less per day for women. Meanwhile, the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) characterizes binge drinking as the consumption of four or five alcoholic beverages in a span of two hours.
Measurements and government declarations become arbitrary in the face of actual human experience. If alcohol is negatively impacting your life, it doesn’t matter if you drink one drop or one gallon; it can quickly spin out of control. Your “drunk self” may not reflect your deeply held values and true personality. Think about the last few episodes that have embarrassed or hurt you. Were they triggered by intoxication? Did you dismiss them as just another drunken escapade? How many times can you use that excuse?
Empower yourself by examining your own behavior and cravings. Answer the following questions honestly and ponder your results seriously.
This test is not intended as a diagnostic tool, but rather an indication that you may need help. If the following quiz prompts any vulnerabilities or concerns, please contact a trained professional.
Launch Centers provides an alternate path to the helplessness and hopelessness of addictive behavior. We offer therapy sessions to discuss your concerns, and life skills seminars to substitute destructive patterns with more constructive activities. Taken in combination, these dual dynamic disciplines pave a path to clarity and productivity.
Alcoholism is as complicated as genetics and human development; some people struggle with dependency issues while others never seem to be affected. It is the classic nature/nurture debate, but it feels personal. Why is this happening to me?
Launch Centers can help you answer these conundrums by equipping you with valuable skills and confidence. By taking control of your environment, you are making a conscious choice to leave alcoholism behind and choose sobriety instead. The world can become brighter as your possibilities and potential flourish.
Contact Launch Centers at your earliest convenience. Your new life is just waiting to begin, and it all starts with a simple click.