Is My Husband Alcoholic?


Alcohol consumption for many is such a routine it seems normal. After all if the pattern of alcohol use is similar to others you are around it may look very typical.
Questions arise when you begin to see a preoccupation with alcohol. Anyone would want to know the answer to the question is my husband an alcoholic.Here are a few thing to check out.

Accept the Obvious

You’ve heard the saying ‘it’s as plain as the nose on your face’.
Well, when your alcoholic uses you might want to believe the amount used is not significant, but it is.
If your alcoholic has a problem with drinking he will likely drink many drinks beyond just a couple.

In fact he may drink large amounts and not look or act like he’s drunk. Some alcoholics actually stop drinking for weeks or even months but return to resume excessive use.

Is your husband an alcoholic?

You may want to begin to trust what you observe. Just because your alcoholic drinks like someone else doesn’t resolve the question.

If he’s alcoholic it is actually more likely he will be around others who drink to excess. This assures him a supply.

Alcoholism progresses often to a point when use may be very solitary as an escape from reality. Others may quit offering an invitation because your alcoholic drinks too much or he fells more comfortable drinking by himself where he can have as much as he wants.

Either way your observation about how much he drinks is a strong indicator of potential problems.

No Excuses

You’ve seen it with your own eyes. You KNOW how much alcohol is consumed by your alcoholic. You may even have participated in buying it for him.

A strong urge on your part to believe everything is okay when you know from first hand evidence it’s not is the basis for denial on your part of the truth.

Possibly you started out with thoughts your alcoholic could ‘hold his booze’ or ‘he’s the life of the party when he gets smashed’. These are only earlier indicators of potential problems.

It’s time to stop all of the excuses and trade them in for the truth. There’s no other way to break free from the power of your alcoholic’s addiction if you don’t face the truth.


Here’s a short list of symptoms you may want to look out for:

  • Continued use in spite of self harm
  • Attempts to stop use, only to continue to drink
  • Black outs
  • Increased tolerance
  • Drink to feel okay or normal
  • Loss due to alcohol use
  • Lie to cover up use
  • Drink more that intended
  • Family history of alcoholism

This is by no means an exhaustive list of things you may recognize but it’s a start. In this journey you must become a person who holds to the truth in the midst of chaos.

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