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10 Signs of Alcohol Abuse: When Drinking Becomes a Problem

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Alcohol abuse is a very serious disease that many people struggle to deal with every day. A good majority of people enjoy a glass of wine or a beer after a long day of work, but the difficulty lies in knowing when your drinking has become a problem. Casual drinking can quickly turn into a serious issue for many people with addiction problems.

If you’re asking yourself whether you have (or someone you know has) an alcohol problem, take a look at the signs and symptoms below. If these symptoms sound familiar, you may want to consider seeking professional help. Alcohol abuse can have serious long-term effects on you and the people around you. The sooner you get help, the better it will be for you and your loved ones.

Here are 10 signs of alcohol abuse:

1. Temporary Memory Loss and Blackouts

If you consume so much alcohol that you continually black out or can’t remember pieces of your night, you may have a drinking problem. The inability to recall moments that happen when you’re drinking is a result of excess alcohol, which prevents your brain from functioning normally. If you suffer from regular blackouts as a result of drinking, you should seriously consider seeking treatment.

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