Whether it be a medical problem, an impending financial disaster or a tsunami, there are always indications of a coming problem. Some may ask themselves, “Do I have a drinking problem?” It may be easy to ignore some of what is readily apparent, but you do so at your peril. When it comes to someone with a drinking problem, there are definite indications. The following not so subtle hints that you may be drinking too much and too frequently are gathered into four categories: legal, physical, societal and personal signs. If you recognize yourself in a few of these, it may be time to get some professional help.
Drinking problems often become a big problem when lawyers, judges and court rooms are involved. That is not to say that people who drink occasionally don’t get citations for drinking while under the influence or thrown in a drunk tank. These signs are more about the individual who sees several problems cropping up at the same time. If your drinking has gotten out of control, you may face some legal entanglements such as: