Signs You May Be An Alcoholic

Signs You May Be An Alcoholic
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Our modern society is heavily embedded in drinking culture. Let’s face it, we LOVE to drink. Liquor consumption is at its highest point ever with alcohol companies reporting unprecedented record breaking sales. One might argue that there is a correlation between the current recession and our skyrocketing rates of alcohol consumption. On a less serious note, It also could be that women have become smarter towards men’s antics and it now takes twice the liquor to give into a one night stand.

We have put together the 9 warning signs that show you may be a alcoholic. We do not wish to judge, as we consume libations as well, but no one likes a perpetual drunk. If these signs are an accurate description of you, make the necessary changes now before your casual consumption turns into addiction.

9. Binge Drinking

This type of drinking is defined as consuming five or more alcoholic drinks in a row. Naturally, this describes the vast majority of American college students–making a significant portion of this group technically alcoholics. The proper way to binge drink without showing traits of alcoholism is to have your drink straight from the bottle so no one can keep track how many drinks you’ve had. Some might say that this solution is irresponsible, but we say that this is merely the refined drinker being a problem solver and really, isn’t that what a healthy, happy society is all about?

8. Needing to drink more because of a higher tolerance

During the initial stages of drinking it is extremely easy to get drunk; 1 or 2 drinks may put you down. After becoming a seasoned drinker and growing your tolerance you will need to drink a bit more to get properly intoxicated. You’ll soon find yourself in a place where even heavily imbibing libations has little effect anymore. This is where it gets dangerous because you keep imbibe further to catch that buzz you love but your tolerance has become too high. This results in terrible hangovers.

7. Drinking alone

Obviously drinking should be done socially and in the company of others. There have been many cases of people drinking alone which is unfortunately extremely depressing to some people. We beg to differ; there shouldn’t be anything wrong with anyone drinking alone. Sometimes people who need their alone time prefer to have a quick drink and be in solitude with their thoughts. Society nonetheless frowns upon drinking outside of social settings. However, we do agree with the sentiment that if you’re getting hammered alone you might have a problem.

6. Withdrawal symptoms

If you find yourself waking up in the morning and yearning for an alcoholic beverage then this one is for you. This is a clear sign of a serious problem. The obvious solution we’d pose is to just never quit drinking, but this is impractical for a number of reasons we’re sure you can discern for yourself.

5. Blacking out

If one finds themselves waking up in a strangers apartment with no recollection of the events of previous evening with relative consistency then there is clear alcoholism at hand. The other option is this individual is a complete imbecile and easy to convince to return to a strangers home. The chances of condom use are minuscule, oftentimes having morbid results. No one likes blacking out; it’s detrimental to all parties involved.

4. Making a ritual out of drinking

This means doing things like drinking at a specific hour each day because you’ve “earned it” or because you have had a “tough day.” One particularly sad case we know of even goes as far as having a really good day just to celebrate with their favorite tequila brand.

3. Hiding Alcohol

If one keeps a flask stashed in a hollowed out book or keeps a fifth of Jack Daniels hidden in a glass case underneath the desk at work in case of emergencies, this one is for them. The solution here is pretty simple; just drink openly. Sure, society will judge heavily and frown upon your drinking habits, but at least you won’t confirm your addiction with liquor stashes.

2. Develop relationship problems as a result of drinking

You might think drinking is fun and a lot less dangerous than a drug habit, but if you start noticing your relationships are being affected by your alcoholism then its time to accept that you have a problem. It’s important to keep things in perspective here and realize that alcohol is a drug–notably, one of the most dangerous and addictive drugs. Unfortunately, it’s also widely available. If you do determine that your drinking is destroying your relationships, the obvious optimal solution is to just get new friends who aren’t so uptight and like drinking just as much as you do.

1. Drinking Before Noon


Come on, this one’s simple. If you find yourself in need of a drink and the clock says 9:30 AM, just change the clock so it says 6:30 PM and then shut your blinds so you can’t see the time of day. Are we the only one who understands these things? it may be so, and that’s why we have to be the one to write this. You’re welcome. Now who wants a drink?

Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Preston Waters

Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.

More In World

World Sean Levinson

ISIS Militants Reportedly Seen Flying Captured Fighter Planes Over Syria

The Islamic State has been flying fighter jets seized from the Syrian army over the country’s military airport. The Huffington Post states that three military planes were reported to be seen over al-Jarrah airport, also under the militant group’s control, by Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based organization overseeing the conflict. If confirmed, this […]

World Sean Levinson

Governor Photoshops Smiling Black Woman On Campaign Website

The governor of Pennsylvania had a black woman Photoshopped into a campaign photo to make himself look more appealing to minorities. The re-election website of Republican Tom Corbett features a photo of him surrounded by smiling people, one of whom is a black woman, at the bottom of each page. Buzzfeed found out the photo […]

World Sean Levinson

Strippers Spiked Men’s Drinks With Cocaine And Ecstasy, Stole $200K

The New York strippers who stole $200,000 from four wealthy men last year have been offered plea deals, the jail time fairly minimal considering the amount of money involved. Last June it was reported that Samantha Barbash, Roselyn Keo, Karina Pacsucci and Marsi Rosen had been arrested for drugging the men and racking up huge […]

Also On Elite

World

Woman Takes 50 CVS Homeopathic Sleeping Pills To Prove They’re Fake (Video)

The word homeopathic may sound healthy, but what it really seems to mean when attached to a drug is that the product doesn’t contain any real medicine. Homeopathic drugs are diluted to the point where the active ingredient is not strong enough to have the desired effect. There is an unproven theory that dilution makes […]

Wellness

7 Things You Do Every Day That Are Destroying Your Life’s Potential

Throughout my young life, one of the most important things I have noticed is that the smallest decisions we make each day tend to have some of the most profound consequences on our overall state of being. However, sometimes unhealthy habits become so routine, we forget to take a moment to think about the value […]

Ladies

Why Girls In Their 20s Are Single And Will Remain Single

I hear it nonstop: girls in their 20s complaining about how they are single. They can’t find a good man; they are going to die alone, and they just don’t seem to understand why. Let me give you a little point in the right direction: You are single probably because you don’t have the right attitude […]

Humor

Guy Cries After Wisdom Tooth Surgery Because Beyoncé Never Showed Up (Video)

There was once a time when people under the influences of extremely powerful painkillers could ride out their post-wisdom teeth psychosis in private, but then someone decided to equip every cellphone with a video camera and ruin the fun for everyone. Obviously when I say “everyone,” I’m referring to the people with swollen faces who […]

Life

Wanderlust Is A Lifestyle: Why I Like To Get Lost On Purpose

Have you ever wanted to get lost on purpose? Have you had the urge to mosey underneath the stars while searching for more in the world? Have you ever succumbed to your desire to climb into the depths of your soul and become astray, to become astray somewhere between your fears and your dreams? I […]

Envision

Father Develops Passion For Photography After Young Son’s Health Scare (Photos)

Adrian Murray and his wife, Michelle, found their 10-month-old son, Emerson, unresponsive in bed one morning. As horrifying as it sounds, the couple held themselves together and rushed Emerson to the closest hospital where he would undergo extensive testing to see what went wrong. They left without knowing what caused Emerson’s situation. He was fine […]