What Are Some Behavioral Signs of An Alcoholic?

The signs and symptoms of alcoholism are often individualized, but may include:


  • Drinking alone or in secret
  • Being unable to limit the amount of alcohol consumed in spite of desire or intentions to not drink, or to drink only ascertain amount
  • Feeling of compulsion to drink
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety, depression, and/or irritability
  • Frequent falls and bruises
  • Blackouts (inability to remember what occurred while drinking)