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Alcohol dependency should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately, there is no universal check list for spotting alcoholism because it can develop for many reasons including a genetic predisposition or even a stressful living environment. However, according to an article by Codependancy Freedom, there are signs of alcoholism that can help you recognize that it's time to get help for yourself or a loved one.
Three Key Warning Signs of Alcoholism:
- Heavy emotional drinking coupled with expressed concern from friends and family members - desiring a drink is far different from feeling a need for a drink due to sadness or anger. Take notice if someone is constantly turning to alcohol to cope with emotional distress.
- Lying about drinking behavior - If someone is frequently lying about their drinking behavior, ask "why?" It could mean that person feels guilt or has something to hide.
- Drinking in excess to deal with stress - Much like emotional drinking, drinking to cope with stress is not healthy. If you find someone excessively drinking to "escape" or to deal with stress you may wish to contact a professional.