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Warning Signs of Serious Alcohol Dependency

Alcohol dependency is something that we may not notice in ourselves. We may not realize the daily drinking or binge drinking could eventually lead to alcohol dependency. Richard Taite, a contributor writer for Psychology Today, states there are some signs that mean you could be alcohol dependent. 

  1. Tolerance 
  2. Withdrawal symptoms 
  3. Loss of control 
  4. Desire to stop but cannot stop 
  5. Neglecting other activities 
  6. Lost time, energy and focus 
  7. Negative consequences 

Click here to learn more about these warning signs of serious alcohol dependency. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.