If you’re drinking alcohol over the weekend and during holidays to the point where it’s affecting other aspects of your life, it may be time to stop. The Cabin in Chiang Mai offers effective alcohol addiction treatment programmes that allow you to regain control of your life.

Many people like to party on weekends

Overindulging on Weekends and Holidays

Many adults enjoy themselves over weekends and holidays by partying with friends and family and having a few drinks. But drinking too much on the weekends, if done consistently, can negatively impact your health, career, relationships, and overall well-being.

Alcoholism can sneak up on a person who thinks they’re in control of their habits. It may start as an occasional Monday morning hangover. But drinking can affect other areas of your life. If your drinking starts affecting your job performance and your relationships with your friends and family, it’s a sign of a more serious problem.

It’s important to be aware of the signs that you might be overindulging in alcohol. These include:

Excessive Consumption

Suppose you find yourself consistently consuming a large amount of alcohol over the weekends by binge drinking (defined as consuming five or more drinks in a short period for men and four or more drinks for women). In that case, it’s a clear sign of excessive drinking.

Regular Monday Hangovers

If you experience Monday hangovers regularly after your weekend drinking sessions, it could indicate that you’re consuming more alcohol than your body can handle.

Too much weekend drinking can lead to Monday hangovers

Neglecting Responsibilities

If your weekend drinking starts to interfere with your ability to fulfil your responsibilities, such as work, family commitments, or other obligations, it’s a sign that your drinking might be problematic.

Memory Blackouts

Excessive drinking can lead to memory blackouts, where you can’t remember events that occurred during periods of intoxication. If this happens frequently, it’s a sign that you’re consuming too much alcohol.

Mood Swings and Irritability

Alcohol can affect your mood, leading to mood swings, irritability, and depression. If you notice significant changes in your mood after heavy drinking, it could be a sign that it’s taking a toll on your mental health.

Relationship Strain

If your drinking habits are causing tension or conflicts in your relationships with friends, family members, or a partner, it signals that your drinking might be causing harm.

Isolation

If you’re consistently choosing to spend your weekends drinking alone or prioritising alcohol over social activities, hobbies, or other interests, it could indicate a problematic pattern.

Neglecting Self-care

Excessive drinking can lead to neglecting self-care, such as not eating well, skipping exercise, and not getting enough sleep.

Increased Tolerance

If you find that you need to drink more alcohol to achieve the same level of intoxication, it could be a sign that your body is developing a tolerance, which can be a precursor to dependence.

Difficulty Cutting Back

If you’ve tried to cut back on your weekend drinking but find it difficult, it could suggest that your relationship with alcohol is becoming unhealthy.

Physical Health Issues

Heavy drinking can lead to various health problems, such as liver issues, heart problems, digestive troubles, and more. If you’re experiencing unexplained physical symptoms, it’s essential to consider whether alcohol might be a contributing factor.

If you recognise these signs in yourself or someone you know, it might be time to assess your alcohol consumption and consider seeking support. If you’re concerned about your drinking habits, reaching out to a healthcare professional, therapist, counsellor, or support group can provide guidance and assistance in making healthier choices.

Consider The Cabin in Chiang Mai for Treatment

The Cabin, in the beautiful mountain province of Chiang Mai, offers an effective alcohol addiction treatment programme that can put you back in control of your life and restore your mental and physical health.

Our alcohol addiction treatment programme combines mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, a modern, secularized approach to the 12-Step Programme and physical fitness therapy into a holistic treatment that’s proven to be effective for many former guests.

We recommend a treatment programme of at least 28 days for alcohol addiction, but you can extend your stay with us until you feel ready to leave. We also offer outpatient aftercare treatment to help ensure you remain healthy and work at your newfound sobriety long after leaving our facilities.

Accommodation at The Cabin

The Cabin offers tastefully appointed private guest rooms with queen or king-sized beds, air-conditioning, satellite TV, a refrigerator, and a private bathroom with a rain shower. You’ll be able to enjoy facilities that include swimming pools, a fully-equipped fitness centre, a spa and steam room, an open-air gourmet restaurant, and meditation and yoga salas and studios.

The Cabin comfortable private villas. Colonial Bedroom

Learn more about our rehab programmes and our facilities by contacting us today.

About the Author

Lee Daniel Hawker-Lecesne

Lee Daniel Hawker-Lecesne

Clinical Director at The Cabin (MBPsS, British Psychological Society Number: 479469) Lee is a Registered Member of the British Psychological Society. He graduated from Anglia Ruskin University in the UK with a degree in Behavioural Science and a postgraduate clinical focus on addictions from the University of Bath. Lee is a focused and ambitious individual who has in-depth training and experience in a broad range of clinical psychological interventions in the treatment of addiction, dual diagnosis, and complex trauma.

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