Many adults enjoy an alcoholic drink because they like the taste, the effects and the accompanying social activity.

Alcohol misuse, however, is where a person is dependent on alcohol or drinking in a way that is harmful. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of where alcohol is potentially being misused.

Unable to stop drinking alcohol once started or when the effects wear off.

Failing to do what is expected due to drinking alcohol.

Wanting to drink alcohol first thing in the morning.

Feelings of remorse after drinking alcohol.

Unable to remember what happened when drinking alcohol.

Injuring self or others after drinking alcohol.

Hiding or being dishonest about drinking alcohol.

Relatives, friends, colleagues or health professionals express concerns.