How do I know if I have a drinking problem? This is a frequently asked question. The question by itself is a clue that there may a problem.
A person once asked me that. In context considering the setting I thought it was unusual. The reason for the question presented perhaps a week later.
This person had been apprehended, tested for alcohol and charged with OUIA, leaving the scene of an accident that involved a personal injury “hit and run.” Testing showed him to be .12 BAC.
BAC is blood alcohol content. .08 is the legal limit in this state. Weight and sex have a lot to do with BAC. If you are a stubborn drinker you should know your BAC statistics and how long it takes for the liver to detoxify one ounce of alcohol.
This link can help you if you have questions like how do you know. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/personal-health-_b_5656653
Drunk driving is a very serious problem and offense. It’s deadly. It kills people and ruins families and lives. I could go on and on about this as I lost by brother involving driving under the influence. This link could help you. https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving
Then, there is driving without insurance. Really? We can actually rationalize this behavior? This is simply irresponsible and anti-social. You could at least by basic liability insurance covering the other people involved in an accident. You could benefit by knowing more about this. https://www.dmv.org/insurance/penalties-for-driving-without-insurance.php .
Anxiety, stress and other life problems can be parts of the drunk driving problem. Learning stress management coping skills can be helpful. Use the “Catch it. Check it. Change it” strategy previously addressed.
You can learn more about this in my Criminal Justice and Addictions Counseling piece that can be found in the catalog. Free coaching comes with that document. So, if you are having these problems and want to get unstuck call me now at 808 385 4550.
The cost is $145.00. The Benefit far outweighs the cost. You spend more each week on alcohol or other drugs than this. For some it’s more than that per day.
Then, consider the fines, attorney’s fees and insurance premiums increases. The benefits far outweigh the cost.
Call me now at 808 385 4550.