Your alcohol or other drug use can affect you in many ways.
Do any of the following apply to you:
I often feel sick or hungover, I’m low on energy, I’m not looking after myself, I’m not exercising as much as I used to, I’m not sleeping, I’m not eating, I’m feeling run down. I’ve injured myself while drunk. I’m waking up with bruises and I can’t remember how I got them.
I’m having trouble concentrating, I’m feeling anxious about my use, I can’t sleep, I’m feeling isolated, I feel guilty, I feel like people are checking up on me, I’m worried it’s getting out of control. I am self-medicating to help cope with my feelings of depression or anxiety. Could I have an underlying mental illness that’s triggering my use? Am I using too much?
I’ve been missing days at work or study, I think other people might know something’s up, I’m struggling to keep up, I’m worried I might lose my job or fail in my studies.
I’m in debt, I can’t keep up with my bills, I’m borrowing money and not paying it back, there are times I can’t afford to pay rent or groceries, and I’m spending way too much on alcohol or other drugs.
I feel guilty because I’m trying to hide it, my partner is on my back, I’m lying to my friends and loved ones and to myself, we are fighting a lot, I’m worried that my kids are suffering, my family and friends are worried about me, and I feel like people are giving up on me. I am engaging in risky sexual behaviour.
I’ve lost my license, I’ve got to go to court, I’ve got fines building up, I’m stealing, and I know I will get caught sooner or later. I’m worried I might lose my kids.