You lose your ability to control your use and your thinking about drinking/using.
You have become powerless.
You cannot foresee the outcome when you start drinking/using.
You cannot predict how much you will use once you start.
You develop tolerance and sometimes lose tolerance.
You have quit many times but can’t “stay quit”.
You find that at times your behaviour becomes unpredictable.
Keeps you from recognizing your addiction.
You attempt to make sure you are able to do what you want to do when you want to do it. You spend a great deal of time anticipating, planning and protecting your chemical use.