If your loved one exhibits any or all of the following signs, then there is a definite chance that they are suffering from alcoholism:
inability to stop drinking, doing drugs, gambling,...
his/her drinking, drug use,... is getting worse. It starts early in the day and continues throughout the day.
his/her behavior is out of control.
he/she has agreed to stop drinking, doing drugs, gambling,... but continually breaks the promise.
he/she treats you badly when drinking or doing drugs, but does not seem to remember that the next day.
he/she attempts to hide the drinking, drug use,...
he/she is untruthful and manipulates you and others.
he/she has tried to quit on several occassions, but could not.
the behavior has impacted work, family and friends.