15 signs that you might be an alcoholic #infographic

Alcoholism is a serious illness that can affect from your health, to your work, social and family life. Though alcohol is a part of many social interactions nowadays, its continued consumption can become a severe problem. Precisely because we are used to seeing people drink alcoholic beverages in many acceptable contexts, we don’t condemn alcoholism as we do other drug addictions. Nonetheless, alcoholism is, in fact, an addiction that can destroy yours and your loved ones’ life if left untreated.

That’s why it’s very important to detect it on time. Identifying the problem is the first step to recovery. For that purpose, Addiction to Sobriety has created the following infographic, which lists 15 common warning signs in people suffering from alcoholism. If you feel that you or one of your loved ones fits in the described attitudes or situations, you should look for treatment. Continued rehab and effort is the only way to keep this addiction in check.

An infographic by Addiction To Sobriety .

The Most Famous High-Functioning Alcoholics #infographic #famous #alcoholics

You know what an alcoholic looks like, right? Stumbling around, slurring their speech, and generally lacking a control over their life. However, 20% of alcoholics have a very different face to their alcoholism. These alcoholics seem calm and in control of their lives, reaching success in their career, in school, or in social situations. It might not be apparent that they drink at all. Because they are able to achieve success — at least, for the time being — these people may not even realize their alcohol dependence is a problem. These people are called “high-functioning” alcoholics.

Some of the warning signs of high-functioning alcoholism are drinking alone, becoming a different person when they drink or hostile when they can’t, joking that they have a drinking problem, replacing food with alcohol, or using the alcohol as a tool to boost their confidence. Many famous people alive today or throughout history were high-functioning alcoholics, from Samuel L. Jackson all the way back to Alexander the Great. All of these alcoholics faced a crisis that either helped them turn their lives around — or lead to their demise.

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An infographic by Journeypureriver.com/.