Do you or your loved one drink alcohol?

Take the Compass Recovery “Am I an Alcoholic" Test

  • Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you are drinking?
  • Do you drink when you are disappointed, stressed or have had an argument with someone?
  • Do you drink more alcohol now than when you first started to drink?
  • Have you ever been told you did or said something and you can’t remember?
  • Do you have 1 or 2 drinks before meeting up with other people for the evening?
  • Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable if alcohol is not available?
  • Do you ever drink in the morning to stop the shakes?
  • Do you drink alcohol to go to sleep?
  • Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about drinking?
  • Has a family member or close friend expressed concern or complained about your drinking?
  • Do you often want to continue drinking after your friends say they’ve had enough?
  • Do you usually have a reason for the occasions when you drink heavily?
  • When you’re sober, do you sometimes regret things you did or said while drinking?
  • Have you sometimes failed to keep promises you made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your drinking?
  • Have you ever had a DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) violation or any other legal problem related to your drinking?
  • Has drinking alcohol affected your ability to work, take care of your family or be accountable at home?
  • Has your physician ever advised you to cut down on your drinking?
  • Have you recently noticed that you can’t drink as much as you used to?
  • After periods of drinking do you sometimes see or hear things that aren’t there?
  • Do you ever feel depressed or anxious before, during, or after drinking alcohol?
How many did you answer yes to?  Alcoholism is complex.  It is not about tapering your drinking down.  If you answered yes to any of these, you are at risk for developing a problem with alcohol.  The more you answered yes to the more at risk and the more alcohol is already a problem.
People use alcohol for a variety of different reasons. Some use it as a method to cope with stress or negative thoughts. Others see it as a way to feel good and socialize with friends. Some need it to sleep and turn off their brain. There’s a fine line, however, between having a drink with a friend and binging to the point of losing control.
If you feel like alcohol is controlling you, and affecting your ability to live your life the way you want, then you should seek help from a quality addiction treatment center.
Addiction to alcohol is still a very significant health problem in the United States. The most recent statistics show that 18 million Americans over the age of 18 have an alcohol use disorder. Worse than that, alcohol is also one of the deadliest substances in the world. It’s estimated that over 88,000 deaths are attributed to alcohol every year in the U.S. alone. Some of these deaths are traffic-related fatalities, but others are due to chronic liver disease, heart problems, and even brain damage through long-term alcoholism. Don’t be a statistic. Call us today.
Don’t go “cold turkey”.  Stopping alcohol abruptly can cause stress on the brain and you can be at risk for a seizure.
At Compass Recovery, we are very experienced in treating addiction to alcohol and have all the knowledge and resources you need to get your life back. Our medical team meets you on admission to makes this process as easy as possible. Through skilled counseling, peer support, and group activities, you’ll leave Compass Recovery ready to get your life back, free from the chains of addiction. Help is available today. Contact us for more information or immediate assistance.

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