Alcoholism, also known as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD), can be difficult to detect. This is due largely to the fact that drinking, and drinking to excess, is culturally acceptable in many regions. Often, excessive drinking will lead to issues in the workplace, with family members, or in social settings. Problems due to alcoholism can often become apparent to friends and family members before the individual themselves.
Symptoms can include:
- Drinking more alcohol then planned
- Unable to cut back or stop for extended periods of time
- Spending excessive time drinking, being sick, or hungover
- Having cravings for Alcohol
- Problems with work, school, or family due to alcohol
- Continued drinking regardless of the problems for you or your relationships
- Stopping or limiting other activities that were important to you in order to drink
- Driving a car after drinking excessively
- Having memory blackouts due to drinking
- Increasing the drink amount to have the same effect
- Having withdrawal symptoms from alcohol use including: trouble sleeping, shakiness, restlessness, nausea, sweating, racing heart, seizures, or having hallucinations
An important feature of alcoholism is the inability to stop or change drinking use and behaviors on your own. At The Lighthouse Bali, we have a professional program with a team dedicated to helping you change your life.