The titled question is not one any of us should take for granted. The fact is many problem drinkers aren't aware they have an alcohol addiction. For some of them, drinking is just a normal part of everyday life. That's especially true if the individual is able to function at a very high level in spite of the fact they drink frequently. If somebody asks the question "am I an alcoholic," how should we answer that question? The Best Approach to the Question "Am I an Alcoholic" If you intend to properly answer the questions of "am I an alcoholic" or "do I have a drinking problem", your answer should be constructive. Chances are the individual is asking the question in all sincerity. The best approach is to give them enough information to answer the question themselves. The reply should be here are some signs of alcohol addiction and then deliver this list: \tOften finds themselves drinking alone \tDifficulties in personal relations with family, friends and workmates \tProblems handling basic personal responsibilities \tFinancial problems \tOften drinking to the point of blacking out \tLegal problems caused by drinking \tThe onset of withdrawal symptoms after periods of not drinking If you offer this information and prompt them to consider their answer, that should suffice as a reasonable answer. Recommending Treatment If the individual answers "do I have a drinking problem" with a yes, you can step forward and recommend they get treatment. You could further recommend they consider our residential alcohol treatment center in Lantana Florida. What you and they need to understand is there really aren't any other viable options. Alcohol addiction is a serious problem that requires a serious solution. The individual will likely need access to a professional detox program because of the potential for some rather dangerous withdrawal issues. They will also need to spend some time in therapy, whether it's in an individual therapy program or group therapy program. People don't plunge themselves into an alcohol addiction without some underlying reason for doing so. The individual needs to know why they have a drinking problem. Working with an experienced therapist, the answer to that question should come to the surface. From there, it's just a matter of the individual finding the tools necessary to help themselves avoid chronic relapses. Getting Premiere Treatment From Lucida Treatment Center Given Florida's status as the top rehab destination in the world, we feel obligated to maintain a high-level service. We are successful at doing that because we employ an outstanding group of addiction treatment professionals who care about clients. They actually care enough to create custom treatment programs to address each client's specific circumstances. Here's a list of options they have at their disposal: \tMental health treatment options \tInpatient and outpatient treatment \tEvidence based therapies \tin-house detox programs \tAlumni programs Once you answer the question, "am I an alcoholic", what you decide to do about the answer is up to you. If you are willing to admit you have a drinking problem, we hope you will give Lucida Treatment Center a chance to help you. We won't let you down. Please call us at for more information.