When Does Heavy Drinking Become an Addiction?

Many people like to joke that college is all about functioning alcoholism, but there comes a point when heavy drinking becomes a real cause for concern. Here are 14 warning signs that can help you identify if you or someone you know may need to be concerned about their drinking habits. 


1. Drinking alone


2. Hiding alcohol


3. Isolation


4. Mood swings


5. Drinking on weekdays


6. Risky behavior


7. Defensiveness


8. Making excuses to drink


9. Don’t feel like going to a party unless you drink first


10. Drink at bad or inappropriate times


11. Drink anytime alcohol is offered - compulsory


12. Every time you drink you go hard


13. Break your promises about limiting your drinking


14. Personality changes when you drink