Interactive Tool: Do You Have a Drinking Problem?
Drinking too much can cause serious health problems. It also can have an impact on your life and the lives of people you care about. If you are concerned about your drinking or you cannot control how much you drink, contact your doctor for help right away. An untreated alcohol problem can get worse over time.
Sometimes it is possible to overcome an alcohol problem without help. But especially in the case of Reference addiction Opens New Window, most people need treatment such as counseling and medicines to get better. With treatment, you can overcome your alcohol problems and live a healthier, happier life. The choice to go to your doctor for help is the first step on your path to getting better.
For more information, see the topic Reference Alcohol Abuse and Dependence.
Adapted from: Babor TF, et al. (2001). AUDIT: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test—Guidelines for Use in Primary Health Care, 2nd ed. (WHO Publ No. MSD/MSB/01.6a). Geneva: World Health Organization.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 16, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction