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How Do You Know If You Have a Drinking Problem?

Questions to ask yourself if you're concerned about your drinking.

By
Sanaz Majd, MD,

If you’re worried you might have a problem with alcohol, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does your drinking worry your family and friends?

  • Do you drink when you are angry or sad?

  • Do you ever feel bad or guilty after drinking?

  • Do you drink even though you tell yourself that you won’t?

  • Do you forget what happened when you were drinking?

  • Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to calm your nerves or to get rid of a hangover?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may have a drinking problem.  To be sure, however, you should discuss this with your physician.

 

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