Binge drinking is on the rise. More than 15% of Canadians are regularly bingeing and this is causing problems to relationships and their overall health. Here are some warning signs that you (or someone you might know) is a binge drinker:
1) You can’t drink moderately: If you find you are drinking more than you intended to, you may want to consider whether you are in control of your habits
2)You can’t remember things: What was a fun night out may turn into a distant memory. A night of heavy drinking causes the brain messenger know as the glutamate to be disrupted. This is why heavy drinking suppressed our memories.
3) You can’t cut back: Your commitments to quitting or cutting back cannot be fulfilled.
4) Your friends/family have expressed their concerns: If the people who care about you the most have made comments, it may be a good idea to consult with your family doctor to look into the next steps.
5) Your drinking is affecting your job, relationships or finances.
6) You’re causing harm to the people around you: If you find your drinking is starting to affect your relationships, it’s time to take control of your drinking problem.
If you are experiencing any of these problems you can contact AA (Alcoholic Anonymous) in the GTA at 416-487-5591. Here at Innovation Drive Dental, we care about your dental needs but also your overall health.
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