I feel an urge to drink but I don't know if this means I am am addicted. It is similar to the urge I really want sugar after work, but know it's with alcohol. I have not given in. However, I am scared that this is a problem. Thank you for your response.
Urge to drink. Don't focus on a label, rather on your pattern of drinking and it's consequences: health, relationships, overall functioning. Do more reading, take some self-tests online, see your pcp for exam and guidance. Baby steps ----> good results. Stay with this issue. Some wise words on craving alcohol: http://step12.com/alcohol-self-test. Html. Be safe and value your health. Take care.