If you're asking yourself, "Am I an alcoholic?" it may be a sign that your drinking has reached an unhealthy level. So how do you know for sure if you are an alcoholic? Today's movies and TV shows would have you believe that people with alcohol problems are easy to spot. They're often portrayed as homeless, mentally unstable and unable to hold down a job. Since you're able to keep a job and have a place to live it must mean you don't have a problem, right? Not necessarily.\r\nAm I An Alcoholic?\r\nLike most things in life, alcohol use is a gray area. What constitutes a problem for one person may be fine for another. Since there is no objective scale of alcohol abuse, professionals rely on a client's lifestyle as clues to potential issues. \r\n\r\nIn order to help you decide how drinking has impacted your life, consider the following questions. If you answer "yes" to one or more, it may be time to seek professional help.\r\n\r\n \tHas your work performance decreased because you're often too hungover from drinking to concentrate?\r\n \tDo you neglect paying bills or seeking medical care in order to afford alcohol?\r\n \tHave you ever driven while intoxicated (whether convicted of a DUI or not)?\r\n \tDo you have more than 4 drinks a day?\r\n \tDo you drink alone more often than not?\r\n \tDo you "crave" alcohol or have tremors if you don't drink for a few hours?\r\n\r\nSymptoms of Alcoholism\r\nIf the answer to the question, "Am I an alcoholic" is "yes", there are plenty of reasons to get help. The symptoms of alcoholism range from irritating (nausea, vomiting and dizziness) to lethal (organ failure and death). These symptoms can happen within a very short period of time.\r\n\r\nAlthough it seems like the damage would be noticeable, the truth is that it often goes undiagnosed until it's too late.\r\nTreatment of Alcoholism\r\n\u201cThe best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.\u201d - Chinese Proverb\r\n\r\nAt Beaches Recovery, we believe it's never too late to live the life you deserve. Our beautiful facilities located on the beaches of Jacksonville, Florida are the perfect place to start again. Our treatments include traditional talk therapies as well as experiential therapies like bowling, boating and hiking.\r\n\r\nIf you're ready to make a change, don't go it alone. Having the support of professional rehab centers can mean the difference between success and relapse. Call <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>. Let us help you plant your tree today.