SIGNS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE
Alcohol abuse is defined as any use that negatively impacts the user. This encompasses health effects, such as bad hangovers and alcohol-induced accidents, as well as social effects, such as doing or saying regrettable things while intoxicated.
Binge drinking and alcohol abuse can start in the teenage years or even earlier, though adults and the elderly may pick up the habit too.
Alcoholism often begins in a person’s early 20s and is characterized by frequent heavy drinking. This behavior leads to an increased tolerance to alcohol and eventually presents social and health problems. Recognizing when someone you care about is abusing alcohol can help you determine if they need help.
Some of the signs of alcohol abuse include:
Lack of coordination
Rambling or repetitive statements
Difficulty standing up or walking
Agitation or anxiety
Glassy or blank stares