Did you know that over 500,000 Danes, according to the Danish Health Authority, drink too much every single week? Out of them, at least 140,000 of them have a real alcohol addiction. Maybe its you, or someone you know? It can be difficult to spot alcohol abuse, and therefore it is important to be aware of both how much you yourself drink, but also how much your relatives drink - and not least in which context large amounts of alcohol are consumed.
When is there real alcohol abuse?
It can be difficult to give a precise definition of when there is real alcohol abuse and when you just drink a little too much. It can be very individual what is needed and how much alcohol is consumed by the individual person. As a starting point, however, you can say that if alcohol starts to become the most important priority for you, or for one of your relatives, or if it starts to be a dominant factor in your life, then this is a real alcohol abuse.
How to get out of abuse?
It can be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to get out of addiction on your own. This applies regardless of whether it is alcohol abuse, drug abuse or another form of abuse. In order not to face it alone, it may be a good idea to get professional help. It can both benefit you here and now, but also in the long term, because in that case it may be easier for you not to have a relapse.