you have a problem with alcoholAsking if you have a problem with alcohol is not one of the diagnostic criteria for Alcohol Use Disorder, but it’s a good sign your drinking has started to feel problematic, to you. You don’t need a rock bottom or professional diagnosis to stop ingesting poisonous ethanol. You don’t need a diagnosis to start enjoying a sober lifestyle. But if you do have a diagnosis, quitting is a matter of life and death. Are there times when you ended up drinking more or longer than intended? Tried to cut down or stop drinking but couldn’t? Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family and friends? The latter three questions are from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to diagnose Alcohol Use Disorder. You can check out the questions for yourself. Or you can decide you’ve had enough alcohol induced problems already.