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You Might Think Nobody Knows You Are an Alcoholic

When you’re doing something you aren’t proud of or you know will cause trouble, you often try to hide it.  Or, you gloss over it like it’s no big deal, like it’s really more normal than it appears.  You might think this is working, but people can see through this.  Not everyone can, but some will.  They’ll ask questions and probe and make you uncomfortable.  So think a minute, do you have something you’re trying to hide or cover up?

You Have Handy Excuses For Your Drinking

You had a hard day at work, is it a crime to relax in the evening with a drink?  Your doctor told you to have wine every evening to help your heart.  You feel so much happier when you’ve been drinking, and you’re pretty sure everyone likes you better that way.  They all sound like good reasons to drink, and simple explanations to why you often seem to have a drink in your hand.  The excuses may get you through the moment, but they cover up the bigger pattern of your alcoholic drinking.

Your Alcoholic Behaviors And Strong Emotions Are Justified

When you get mean, make threats, or behave badly because of your drinking, you’ve crossed the line.  This is no longer social drinking or relaxation we’re talking about here.  You need alcohol treatment because you keep your drinking more sacred than your relationships and your good reputation.  Alcohol heightens emotions and makes them stronger (in most cases) than what’s reasonable or expected in most situations. Without the ability to reign them in and use logic to make decisions, alcohol can cause you to act out of line or put yourself in harm’s way.

You Drink Heavily Only In Social Settings

Alcoholics get drunk alone, not when they’re social – at least that’s what you tell yourself.  You believe that when you are at a party, you’re supposed  to drink and everyone understands people having a good time.  If you dranka lot by yourself, you would understand someone being concerned.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter whether a person drinks in excess alone or with others.  Excess is excess, and a person doing excessive drinking often needs alcohol treatment to keep their life on track.

Alcohol Treatment Helps You Come Out Of Hiding

If you see some of your rationale for your heavy drinking listed above, it’s a sign you may need to consider alcohol rehab.  Probably, you don’t think you have a problem.  You might just need to start by recognizing that it’s not healthy to worm around something serious like that.  Anyone making that many excuses about something that significantly affects your body and brain is hiding the truth from themselves.  If this is your reality, please consider alcohol treatment today.

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