To help girls know if they are drinking too much and be happy without needing alcohol

It can be difficult to determine the difference between developing an unhealthy alcohol habit and suffering from an addiction, but distinguishing between the two is important to enable you to get the right treatment.

So how can you tell the difference?

One noticeable difference between habit and substance abuse addiction is the amount of effort and time required to change the behaviour.  When altering a habit it takes less time, attention and effort.  Addiction however, often demands an integrative, long-term plan to treat negative physical symptoms like withdrawal as well as the emotional disconnect between body and behaviour.

There are links; positive habits can even become tools of survival, but sometimes, habitual behaviours take a dark turn and develop into addictions.  Recovery requires that you honestly assess your behaviour and how it is affecting your health, relationships, job, spirituality, and life to understand the difference between habit and addiction.   Only then can you become empowered and make take positive steps towards freedom from the bind of your habit or addiction.