The answer to this depends on whether your drinking has become a problem.
This can be a tricky question to self-assess, even when the problem is escalating out of control. Generally speaking, it is best to speak with an alcohol addiction specialist about your concerns, who will then ask you a set of questions to gauge the presence and severity of alcohol use disorder (AUD).
You can self-assess prior to this by asking yourself a few simple yes/no questions.
- Do you drink every day?
- Do you often drink in excess?
- Do you find yourself choosing alcohol over other activities?
- Are your drinking habits affecting your home, school, or work life?
- Have others expressed concern about how much you drink?
- Have you already tried to cut back on drinking unsuccessfully?
If you have not already, try cutting back. If this does not work or is a struggle, it could be a sign that professional treatment may be beneficial. Not being able to control your intake or suffering from withdrawal symptoms are tell-tale signs that professional treatment is probably necessary.
Cirque Lodge has a team of addiction professionals to help you determine if you need treatment. When you contact our admissions office, they can provide you with a formal addiction assessment and helpful information over the phone.
If you are calling about a friend or family member suffering from addiction, we can support you with information and provide you with contacts for intervention assistance.