Ask yourself these 4 questions to determine if alcohol could be a problem for you
If you answer “yes” to just one of the four questions below, then you might have an alcohol problem. If you answer yes to two or more of these questions, then it’s highly likely that you have an alcohol problem.
Be honest as you answer these questions, and keep in mind that saying, “But I just drink beer,” or something similar doesn’t mean you don’t have an alcohol problem.
1. Have you ever felt or thought that you should cut down on your drinking?
2. Have people annoyed you because they criticized your drinking?
3. Have you ever felt guilty or bad about your drinking?
4. Have you ever had a drink to steady your nerves, get rid of a hangover, or wake yourself up?
Getting Help if Alcohol is a Problem for You
Of course, the above questions aren’t a conclusive test, but your answers can be an indication of a problem. Therefore, you should contact your health-care provider to discuss these questions if you answered “yes” to any of them. Alcohol abuse and dependence can lead to problems at work and at home, injuries, accidents, damage to your body that can’t be fixed, health problems (some which can’t be cured), and even death. Don’t wait to seek help!
Working with a behavioral health coach is a great option to identify and make changes that can help you if you have a drinking problem or believe you could develop one. The certified behavioral health coaches at Wellbeing Coaches are licensed psychologists, master’s level licensed mental-health practitioners, or licensed clinical social workers, and they have the knowledge, training, and experience to help you. If you’re ready to change your behaviors, just follow the link to talk to a coach or call 1-833-223-9335.
Victoria Craze is the co-founder of Wellbeing Coaches (WellbeingCoaches.com). As an approved member benefit of The Florida Bar, Wellbeing Coaches’ certified health, wellness, behavioral, life, career, and financial coaches offer discounted, confidential one-one-one coaching services to active members of The Florida Bar.