When you have reached a point where your life pretty much revolves around drinking, you probably know you have a problem. You aren’t even sure if you are drinking because you want to drink anymore, or if you are drinking because you have to drink. You know you should stop, but you aren’t sure if you can.
Sooner or later you want to try to quit drinking. You may have gotten into some pretty big trouble. There may have been arrests for driving under the influence, or you may have done things while drinking that you never would have done sober, such as crazy risk-taking behavior or violence. You know you don’t want to be that person you are ashamed of anymore, and you can’t change unless you stop drinking.