So: You are a Social Drinker?
There are many warning signs of an impending or an actual alcohol related problem. Alcoholism is a progressive disease, the symptoms and other effects of excessive alcohol consumption will become increasingly more severe over time.
Those who consume alcohol will usually begin to show early signs of a problem, then progress to showing symptoms of alcohol abuse; if drinking continues, they may later show symptoms of alcoholism or alcohol dependence.
What are the Signs?
Early signs of alcoholism include frequent intoxication, an established pattern of heavy drinking and drinking in dangerous situations, such as when driving. Other early signs of alcoholism include black-out drinking or a drastic change in demeanor while drinking, such as consistently becoming angry or violent.