Are you Drinking Too Much?

Updated: Aug 19

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Are you concerned about your drinking habits? Do you find yourself drinking more than you'd like, and not really enjoying it anymore?

You may be wondering if you have a problem with alcohol. You are not alone. Many people struggle with this question. In fact, more than 15 million Americans have an alcohol disorder. Alcohol consumption can be tricky to navigate, and it's easy to lose track of how much is too much. But there is hope to overcome an addiction to alcohol and live a healthier, happier life.

We'll explore what constitutes "drinking too much," and offer some advice on how to get help if you feel like your drinking is out of control. So, keep reading to learn more!

Define what ‘Drinking too much’ means to you

This is where the line gets blurred for so many. How much is too much? Here are a few examples of what constitutes ‘Drinking too much’.

  1. Having more than one drink per day

  2. Your usual number of drinks has less effect than before

  3. Binge drinking on the weekend and beginning your week sick and hungover

Learn some of the risks associated with alcohol abuse

It's no secret that alcohol abuse can lead to a number of negative consequences, both for the abuser and those around them. But what many people don't know is just how risky alcohol abuse can be.

  • Alcohol abuse can lead to health problems such as liver disease, heart disease, and cancer

  • It can also lead to social problems, such as job loss, financial instability, and divorce

  • Alcohol abuse can also increase the risk of accidents and injuries

  • In extreme cases, alcohol abuse can lead to death

Unsure if your drinking is unhealthy?

graphic saying quiz time: Are you questioning if you are drinking to much?

We all know how hard it is to break a bad habit. But you can start small and work your way up from there! I have developed a safe and confidential quiz. It will help you decide if you are exceeding the 'normal' when it comes to drinking. Don't let your habits run your life!

If you're concerned about your drinking habits, take a look at the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction abuse in this blog post. If you find that you identify with any or several of these signs, it's important to seek help.

It's never easy to admit that we have a problem, but it is necessary in order for us to get on the right track. If you're struggling with these issues, know there are people who can help and you're not alone! Recovery is a process that requires caring individuals to support you so you can have the opportunity to thrive! There is hope for recovery, and we want to help you get there. Turning Leaves has a team of professionals here to help!