Do I have a problem? How do I know if I drink alcohol too much or have a drug problem? How do I know if I’m an alcoholic or an addict? Do I need help with alcoholism? Do I need help with addiction I am suffering from? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell just where the line is, but there are some warning signs you can look for. Do you drink or use more than you expect to? Do you drink or use more than you want to? Do you blackout? All of these can be warning signs of a drinking problem. But, the number one warning sign for an alcohol or drug problem is this: is it interfering with your life? If you find yourself missing appointments, running late, lying, overspending, or worse things: like losing a job or losing a relationship, then they are very good odds that you might be an alcoholic or addict.