I came across this today while surfing (you know…click on link, click on link, click on link). I decided to post it here in case anyone is out there reading and questions whether or not they have a problem. The key is to be brutally honest when answering. Believe me, lying to the quiz or yourself is worthless. I know – I took this test about a million times trying to convince myself that I didn’t have a problem which I most definitely do.
This is taken from Alcoholics Anonymous dot org. Surf on over and check it out.
Answer YES or NO to the following questions.
1 – Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?
2 – Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking– stop telling you what to do?
3 – Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?
4 – Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year?
5 – Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?
6 – Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?
7 – Has your drinking caused trouble at home?
8 – Do you ever try to get “extra” drinks at a party because you do not get enough?
9 – Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don’t mean to?
10 – Have you missed days of work or school because of drinking?
11 – Do you have “blackouts”?
12 – Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?
If you’re like me, you answered some of these “no” and are thinking, “Thank God I could answer some of the with a no. I’m not that far gone yet.”
Remember what I said about lying to yourself? Fact is, if you answered four or more in the affirmative (yes) then you have a problem. Reach out and get some help. Email me or anyone in the sober blogging world. We are happy to help. It’s so worth it.