There are many people who drink alcohol on random occasions. Others drink alcohol on a daily basis. And then there are those who only drink alcohol during certain seasons. This might seem far fetched, but it is true. As a result, many people struggle with seasonal alcoholism. These people are considered to be seasonal drinkers. A seasonal drinker usually gets quite depressed at a certain time of the year and, during this time, they are at an increased risk of drinking alcohol due to their depression. There are many symptoms that a seasonal drinker has during the time of the year that they are more at risk.
What are some of the many symptoms that a seasonal drinker might have during their increased risk period?
When someone is a seasonal drinker, this is usually the time of the year when they are having more symptoms that usually relate to depression and other such disorders and diseases. This leads them to drink alcohol to cover up or handle the experience of these symptoms. Some of the many symptoms that a seasonal drinker might have during the time of the year when they are more at risk include:
- They might be feeling anxious and/or depressed.
- They might not have as much energy as they usually do.
- They might not have as many expressive feelings as normal.
- They might sleep more than they usually do.
- They might want to spend more time on their own, away from everyone else.
- They might have certain food cravings and/or cravings for unhealthy substances.
- They might have more difficulty staying focused and/or concentrated.
- They might use harmful substances during this time.
These are some of the many symptoms that a seasonal drinker might have during certain times of the year. Some people go through periods each year when they just don’t feel like themselves. During these times, they are at a much higher risk of using alcohol and/or drugs. Those people who are seasonal drinkers experience some or all of the symptoms that are noted above, and these symptoms can catch them off guard even if they know they experience them each year. Trying to manage these symptoms can often cause them to lose control and start to drink during that time of the year.