Addiction to Alcohol
Student health offers an addictive behaviours and recovery group. Details here.
Repeated episodes of bout drinking or increased drinking as a reaction to stress may in a percentage of people lead to a condition known as alcohol dependence and previously referred to as alcoholism. This often has a genetic link and is more prevalent when there is a family history of alcoholism.
The following questions may help you to evaluate your drinking
- Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
- Have people annoyed you by criticising your drinking habits
- Have you ever felt worried about your level of drinking?
- Have you ever had a drink in the morning to steady your nerves or get over a hang over
Other indicators of a personal drink problem
- Drinking faster than others in the group
- Ordering doubles or sneaking drinks
- Avoiding alcohol free functions
- Drinking alone or secretly
- Out of character aggressive behaviour with alcohol
- Breakdown in relationships
- Disharmony at home or with the family
- Financial problems
- Inability to concentrate
- Frequent absences from College
- A tendency to be accident prone
- Black outs or memory loss following a drinking session
Remember it's your future. Help is available.