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Alcoholics Reveal The Moment They Realised They Had An Addiction In Confessional AskReddit

20/01/2016 10:21 GMT | Updated 20/01/2016 11:59 GMT

People with drink problems are sharing the moment they realised booze had taken over their lives in a brutally honest AskReddit thread.

Asked for details of their "I'm an alcoholic moment," drinkers have bravely spoken of their experiences handling their addictions and how it affected their health.

Some admit to having been sober for little more than a month, while others remain guarded about their current struggles with alcohol.

According to Alcohol Concern, more than 9 million people in England drink more than the recommended daily limits.

It also found there were there were 6,490 alcohol-related deaths in 2012, a 19% increase compared to 2001.

While the NHS advises people to keep to drink fewer than 14 units of alcohol a week in order to keep the risks of alcohol-related harm low.

Help and advice for those experiencing problems with drinking can be found on Alcohol Concern's website.

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