8 doctors weighed in:

What are the signs that a person has alcoholism?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Test yourself

There are several tests that may indicate whether you have a problem. The most common screening we use in medicine is the cage questions.
.. ?have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? ?have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? ?have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? ?have you ever taken a drink first thing in the morning (eye-opener).

In brief: Test yourself

There are several tests that may indicate whether you have a problem. The most common screening we use in medicine is the cage questions.
.. ?have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking? ?have people annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? ?have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking? ?have you ever taken a drink first thing in the morning (eye-opener).
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Thank
Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Functioning

Impairment in functioning is the real key to a problem, as well as problems with one's family and relationships, problems on the job or with someone's work, marital problems, isolating and drinking alone, anger outbursts, alcohol withdrawal like shakes and tremors, drinking in the morning, history of duis, history of blackouts, problems with the law, spending too much on alcohol & health problems.

In brief: Functioning

Impairment in functioning is the real key to a problem, as well as problems with one's family and relationships, problems on the job or with someone's work, marital problems, isolating and drinking alone, anger outbursts, alcohol withdrawal like shakes and tremors, drinking in the morning, history of duis, history of blackouts, problems with the law, spending too much on alcohol & health problems.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors