Alcohol Awareness
Is Drinking a Problem?

If you or someone you know can answer YES to any of these questions it may indicate that an alcohol problem exists.

1. Have you ever felt that you should cut down on your drinking?

2. Have people criticized your drinking?

3. Are your relationships with your family or friends adversely affected by your drinking?

4. Have you ever felt bad or guilty about your drinking?

5. Do you ever have a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or get rid of a hangover?

6. Do you frequently drink to get drunk or until you pass out?
7. Have you destroyed or damaged property while under the influence?

8. Do you think about drinking often?

9. Do you drink alone often?

10. Do you avoid non-alcoholic social events?

11. Do you ever drive while under the influence?

12. Do you have financial problems caused by your drinking?

13. Are your studies affected by your drinking?

14. Do you associate mainly with other drinkers?

15. Do you skip meals, substituting drinking for eating?

16. Do you get upset when your alcohol supply runs out?

17. Do you experience blackouts or memory loss?

18. Have you ever injured yourself while drinking?

19. Do you ever go to class or work intoxicated?

20. Do you often find yourself in unplanned sexual situations?

Accepting the fact that help is needed for an alcohol problem may not be easy. But keep in mind that the sooner you get help, the better your chances are for a successful recovery.

Last Updated: January 11,2005

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