Worried that you may be drinking too much but not about to sign up for an AA meeting?
Everyone around you drinks the same way – to have fun, let off steam, chill out – but a little voice in the back of your head is starting to whisper that this might be becoming a problem.
Most drinkers fall somewhere along a spectrum from your nan, who has a sherry at Christmas, right through to the person who has to physically detox from alcohol.
It’s when our drinking starts creeping along that spectrum – and not to the nan and her sherry end – that we may start questioning how much we’re drinking and whether it is becoming a problem.
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So, how do you know when it might be time to rethink your relationship with alcohol?
As an alcohol coach, these are the three signs I advise people to look out for if they are worried about the way they drink.
You can drink more than you used to.
Remember as a teenager when it would only take a couple of sickly-sweet drinks before you’d be slurring your words and the room would start spinning?