This is a question that many of us would find difficult to answer, and for some of us it would be impossible to answer. Alcohol addiction does not happen suddenly and it may not be obvious to the person suffering with the problem.

Do you have an alcohol problem? Find out

Signs like drinking alone can start only occasionally, but gradually become more frequent until they become to be considered normal behaviour. The promises that are made to yourself or to others that it won’t happen again are forgotten and you can begin to convince yourself that this time it will be different. Our experience as alcohol counselling specialists tells us that it probably won’t be different.

Symptoms of alcoholism can take many forms.  Some may not drink regularly but when they do, they drink to excess, whilst others may drink on a daily.  For these reasons, you may be unsure if you have a problem or what the most suitable help might be.

We have prepared some questions that will help you decide if you have a problem. The answers to these questions will give our trained alcohol rehab advisors an indication of the extent of the problem, if there is one, and how best to deal with it. Just as there are many different levels of alcohol and drug problems, there are several different ways of dealing with these problems. Answering these twelve questions can be the first step to dealing with the problem and we have found that on many occasions an early alcohol intervention can prevent a problem becoming much worse.

Does someone you care about have a problem?

Very often the last person to accept there is a problem is the person with the problem. Whether this is because that person cannot see there is an issue or is in a state of denial, you can help. You can answer the questions as if you were in their position. Don’t worry if you cannot be entirely accurate or able to answer every question. We have the experience to advise you of the most practical and effective way of dealing with the issue. We do not need to know the name of the person with the problem and any communication between us is strictly confidential.

If you are concerned about yourself or would like to help a loved one quit drinking, speak to one of our experienced addiction counsellors today on 0800 955 0945. We are always happy to listen and can explain the benefits of our private alcohol rehab, The Providence Projects.


Do you ever drink alone?


Is drinking causing problems in your family?


Do you drink or use to escape your problems?


Do you feel remorseful after drinking?


Have you made promises to yourself or someone else about stopping?


Has drinking affected your health?


Have you ever tried to stop drinking?


Does your drinking interfere with you sleeping and eating?


Are you having money troubles because 
of drinking?


Has alcohol cost you more than just money?


Have other people commented on your alcohol usage?

You answered NO to all of these questions.
You do not need professional help.

You answered YES to 1 or more of these 
questions, you may be developing a problem 
with alcohol.

If you are worried, chat with an addiction specialist now, join our mailing list to download a whitepaper on the dangers of addiction.

You answered YES to 3 or more of the questions, this definitely suggests that your alcohol misuse is causing problems both in your life and the lives of 
those around you.

Call us now on 0800 955 0945 or complete the call back request form and we will call you back immediately.

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