VStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor
Alcoholism affects five million American women. But how much alcohol is too much and when should you contemplate whether you have a problem?
If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, it’s a sign you may be abusing alcohol and should ask for help:
- Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
- Have people annoyed you by criticizing the amount that you drink?
- Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to fight a hangover?
Keep in mind that it’s not only how often you drink but also how and how much.
Asking for help is the first step to recovery and is a sign of strength.
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