How to Identify the Traits of Social Drinking Problems and Mitigate them?

by Shalani Singh Health and fitness blogger by profession
Alcohol consumption isn’t an uncommon habit today. In fact, it’s a general ingredient of various events today, be it personal or professional. And a major part of society has come to terms with it. 

It’s fine to get an infrequent social alcoholic indulgence once in a while, especially when you go out with your friends. However, when the frequency starts to increase and alcohol becomes a habit, it can be problematic. The effects of this habit are not limited to physical harm but reach beyond it to mental wellness. 


Given below are the traits that you should identify to ascertain social alcoholism and take the right measures to mitigate it and carry out an effective alcohol dependence treatment.

One of the traits that confirm that your social drinking is at an alarming state is when you lose the track of the limit. While it’s fine to go out with your friends drinking, it may be a concern when you don’t know when to call it a night after you start drinking. One of the sings on this is that it’s you who keep the party running. 

The reason can be the growing tolerance of your body for alcohol. In particular, when you start to frequent social drinking, your body gets accustomed to it and it starts to raise the limit where it gets relaxed with alcohols. And that’s where the number of drinks begins to increase even further. That’s when you can consider alcohol withdrawal treatment.

Another symptom is when you’ve found some sort of solace or shelter in alcohol. It happens when your mind convinces you that you feel relaxed after drinks. You can only have fun with friends or have a good time when you have a ready supply of alcohol. Additionally, it takes a worse from by the day where you start avoiding get-togethers or events where alcohol is not served. You may also be wondering sometimes how your life would be without drinking. This may also mean that you turn to alcohol in both negative and positive situations as you believe alcohol can give you the experience you’re looking for.

At the same time, prolonged consumption of alcohol can give you several negative feelings or realisations. It can create a mental imbalance of some sort and you can start feeling guilty, anxiety, irritability and even depression, based on your ongoing drunken behaviour from the experience from last night. Along with this, there come strong withdrawal symptoms when you plan to give up alcohol. 

On top of that, one more scenario would be if any of your family members, friends or even acquaintances are authorised this out to you. In such cases, you should listen to them very carefully, attentively and actively. Such a feedback can be a real catalyst for you to come out of this habit.

If you happen to experience any of the problems listed above or any of your family members is experiencing these issues, you should understand that it’s the time to seek professional alcohol treatment centres and follow an individualised professional treatment.

Social alcoholism may appear difficult to get rid of. However, with right company positive attitude and effective treatment, it doesn’t take long to fix the issues.

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About Shalani Singh Junior   Health and fitness blogger by profession

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Created on Nov 24th 2018 12:07. Viewed 547 times.


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