One of the first signs that you might need alcohol addiction treatment is if you are indulging in addictive behaviors. These are compulsive behaviors that have the addict taking part in intensive, short episodes of the overuse and abuse of alcohol. However in a true binger the behavior does not stop there. They also tend to binge on food, alcohol, drugs, playing video games, face book or shopping. They lose control and often a craving to use alcohol is often at the bottom of it.
In alcohol addiction treatment compulsive behaviors are those that seem to be driven by subconscious desires and motives. That is why so many alcohol addiction treatment counselors describe alcoholics as being powerless over their disease.
The only lucky thing about compulsive bingers sit that their behavior, although hard to understand, is often very predictable and has the same outcome every time. This helps loved ones learn how to cope with them as they know all they have to do is wait out the episode until it reaches its typical end.
Often binging behaviors are learned in childhood and impossible to break. They are a problem when they interfere with your recovery from any addiction including alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, pornography or even eating too much chocolate.
Another sign that you need alcohol addiction treatment is if you are a drinker with several compulsive behaviors and if you are doing them all in secret. You are probably great at denial and also sweeping your sins under the carpet. You may also emotionally intimidate and even physically threaten those you see thwarting your “right to use” alcohol and addictions as you please.
The bottom line is that if you have developed a set of behaviors that have become so pervasive that you no longer have control then you need to seek alcohol addiction treatment.