People who suffer from alcohol addiction have revealed the moment they knew their drinking had got out of hand.
From hiding their alcohol consumption from friends and drinking alone to memory blackouts and broken relationships, the revelations posted on Reddit are both heartbreaking and eye-opening.
While some say the wake-up call prompted them to become sober, others are still hooked and, at times, drinking themselves into oblivion.
The NHS estimates that around 9% of men and 4% of women in the UK show signs of alcohol dependence, according to Alcohol Concern. However, only 1% of dependent drinkers access treatment.
Here are some of the telltale warning signs from those who have battled with alcohol dependency.
“Getting mugged and having zero memory of the event because I was blacked out.”