Ask yourself the following questions and answer them honestly:
1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking?
2. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?
3. Do you drink because you're shy with other people?
4. Is drinking affecting your reputation?
5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?
6. Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of
7. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior
environment when drinking?
8. Does your drinking make you careless of your family's
9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?
10. Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?
11. Do you want a drink the next morning?
12. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty with sleeping?
13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?
14. Is drinking jeopardizing your job or business?
15. Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?
16. Do you drink alone?
17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a
result of drinking?
18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?
19. Do you drink to build up your self confidence?
20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution (including
jail) on account of drinking?
21. Do you drink despite having a health condition or taking a
medication that makes it harmful or unsafe to drink??
If you have answered YES to any one of the questions, there is a definite warning that you may be an alcoholic.
If you have answered YES to any two, the chances are good that you are an alcoholic.
If you have answered YES to three or more you are definitely an alcoholic.
Reprinted with permission from Central Florida Intergroup Services, Inc.