Female Bartenders and Alcohol Addiction

Female Bartenders and Alcohol AddictionBeing a bartender daily surrounds people alcohol, but there is little evidence to suggest that there is a direct correlation between the job and becoming an alcoholic. However, if a female bartender becomes an alcoholic, treatment is available to help her quit.

Causes of Alcohol Addiction

While many believe that alcoholism is genetically predisposed, the primary causes of alcohol addiction include the following:

  • Social norms – American culture generally accepts alcohol. You can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner, have a cold beer after a sporting event and enjoy a nightcap before bed. You can drink at a wedding, birthday party or other social events. In fact, there are few events or social situations in which drinking is not sanctioned.
  • Peer pressure – While peer pressure is often associated with middle and high-school students using drugs, it does prevail throughout life. It may show up at work when everyone heads out for happy hour or even when a new divorcee attempts to engage in social activities.
  • Stress relief – One of the primary reasons people drink is to relieve stress and reduce inhibitions. Having a cocktail after a stressful day, by yourself or in the company of others, is not uncommon. Having a drink to feel more confident and social at an event is also fairly common.

The common causes of alcohol use and abuse apply to all people, and female bartenders are no exception.

Signs of Alcohol Addiction

People who are abusing alcohol can expect to notice any of the following behaviors:

  • Tolerance occurs when your body gets used to a level of a substance and requires more alcohol to achieve the desired results.
  • Behavioral changes – Drinking can become an integral part of your day (thinking about drinking, looking forward to drinking, time spent drinking and etc.), and this can interfere with your ability to maintain your performance at work, your relationships with family and friends or your interest in other activities. This is a clear indicator that use is turning into abuse.

If you exude any of these symptoms, consider your alcohol abuse to determine if you are becoming addicted.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

If you are an alcoholic and quit drinking, you may experience any of the following withdrawal symptoms:

  • Anxiety or jumpiness
  • Shakiness or trembling
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache

If you reach this stage, it is time to consider attending rehab.

Benefits of Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol rehab is a structured and effective way to overcome alcoholism. You learn how to remove alcohol from your life, how to rebuild damaged relationships, how to find happiness in the things that are important, how to gain physical strength and health and how to become the person that you want to be.

Help Finding Alcohol Rehab

Having alcohol as a part of your professional life might lead you to wonder if it is playing a central role. If you are concerned about your alcohol use, please call our toll-free helpline any time. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about alcohol abuse and treatment.