Alcohol addiction, or alcohol dependency, is a chronic issue that affects people who cannot control the amount of alcohol they consume. People that are addicted to alcohol often suffer serious physical and mental symptoms that affect their ability to function during day to day life.

Alcohol addiction is a serious issues for many people, not only affecting the individual who is dependent on drink but also family members who have to experience their loved ones suffer.

If you are unable to relax without needing a drink, if you cannot watch the television on a Saturday evening without having a drop of wine, or you require alcohol for social events to be enjoyable, then you may be experiencing dependency on alcohol.

What symptoms may I suffer from alcohol addiction?

Common physical and mental symptoms that individuals suffering from alcohol addiction may experience, include:

  • Liver failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Strokes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts

If an individual doesn’t consume alcohol, even for short periods of time, then they may experience withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia

Can I be treated for Alcohol Addiction?

At Ocean Recovery, we provide various treatments for individuals suffering with alcohol addiction or drug addiction at our state-of-the-art drug and alcohol rehab centres. Find out more about our therapy treatments.

Get in touch today to find out more about our available treatments for alcohol addiction.

The below test asks questions to find out your alcohol consumption and determine whether you may be addicted to alcohol. Take our test to find out your results.

1.How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
2.How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
3.How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
4.How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
5.How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?
6.How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
7.How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
8.How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking?
9.Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?
10.Has a relative, friend, doctor, or other health care worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?

John Gillen - Author - Last updated: September 20, 2023

John is one UK’s leading professionals in the addiction recovery industry. Pioneering new treatment techniques such as NAD+ and ongoing research into new therapy techniques such as systematic laser therapy, John is committed to providing the very best treatment for people throughout the UK and Europe. During his extremely busy schedule, John likes to regularly update our blog section with the latest news and trends in the industry to keep visitors to our site as well informed as possible on everything related to addiction treatment.