Social drinking is a social event, grabbing a drink at the end of a day or at the end of a week with a friend or a colleague. Whereas alcoholism is a manifestation of a disease and an illness. There’s a big difference between the two and now we’re here to discuss how do you determine which is which.

So to determine if you’re a social drinker versus an alcoholic, here are some basic questions and behaviors you have to ask yourself. One, do you drink to get drunk? Two, do you hide your habit? And question number three, has drinking impacted your social and professional life such as drunk driving, financial consequences, challenges in the workplace and, most importantly, challenges in the home place?

So if you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, or even hesitated, in being able to answer any of these questions, maybe it’s time that you take inventory and stock of your life. Alcoholism is a threatening condition.

Knowledge is power. Seek the right help because help is available.