Six Signs it’s Time to Stop Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol is often glamorized by society and social media. Alcohol brand commercials will show a group of adults having fun with a drink in their hand and everyone’s laughing. Canned beverages such as hard seltzers use marketing to target millennials and make them feel no party is complete without the drink. Unfortunately, this just isn’t reality and at Enlight Treatment Center we know this. If you’ve experienced any of the signs below you may want to stop drinking.

You Can’t Stop

Once you start drinking you can’t stop. You don’t even think about it … when your drink is empty you’re back at the bar ordering another one. The bartender turned the music off, the lights on, and you don’t want to leave. You can’t fathom going home and don’t want the party to end.

Change in Behavior

You’re usually an upbeat and happy person but once you start drinking your mood shifts. Comments people make towards you can seem mean and vindictive. Little actions can set you off like your partner talking to someone else and not you. You know when you’re sober these things don’t bother you but you just can’t seem to help it once you’re drinking.

Troubles with the Law

DWIs or driving while intoxicated is extremely dangerous. Aside from harming yourself, you can harm someone else. Driving while intoxicated can also result in being arrested and serving jail time.

Dishonesty

You find yourself making excuses and lying about your behavior. You get yourself into situations where you can’t tell anyone the truth. You know if you tell the truth the answer will hurt someone you love.

Health Complications

Alcohol metabolizes in the liver and drinking excessively hinders its ability to do its job. Alcohol abuse will cause alcoholic fatty liver, fat will accumulate in the liver, and is detrimental to one’s health. Another common health complication is gastrointestinal issues. Ulcers, acid reflux, and inflammation of the stomach lining, are all common in drinking too much alcohol.

Comments from Family & Friends

Last but not certainly least, loved ones who are concerned will try to shed light on your drinking. They’ll say things like “I’m worried about you”, “I noticed you’re drinking a lot”, “I don’t like who you are when you drink.”

Enlight Treatment Center is Here to Help

Seeking help can be quite daunting and overwhelming. It’s very common to even question whether or not you need help. The staff at Enlight Treatment Center is happy to answer any and every question you may have. We also use the diagnosis criteria of the American Society of Addiction Medicine to determine the necessary treatment services. Reaching out to us is the perfect first step to getting the help you deserve. It’s time for you to put down the bottle and get your life back.