Do I Have a Problem with Alcohol?
Here is a self-test to help you review the role alcohol plays in your life. These questions
incorporate many of the common symptoms of alcoholism. This test  is intended to help you determine if you or someone you
know needs to find out more about alcoholism. (Note: This self-test is not intended to be used to establish the diagnosis
- Do you ever drink heavily when you are disappointed, under pressure or have had a quarrel with
- Can you handle more alcohol now than when you first started to drink?
- Have you ever been unable to remember part of the previous evening, even though your friends
say you didn't pass out?
- When drinking with other people, do you try to have a few extra drinks when others won't know
- Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable if alcohol is not available?
- Are you in more of a hurry to get your first drink of the day than you used to be?
- Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your drinking?
- Has a family member or close friend ever expressed concern or complained about your drinking?
- Have you been having more memory "blackouts" recently?
- Do you often want to continue drinking after your friends say they've had enough?
- Do you usually have a reason for the occasions when you drink heavily?
- When you're sober, do you sometimes regret things you did or said while drinking?
- Have you tried switching brands or drinks, or following different plans to control your drinking?
- Have you sometimes failed to keep promises you made to yourself about controlling or cutting
down of your drinking?
- Have you ever had a DWI (driving while impaired) violation, or any other legal problem related
to your drinking?
- Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you are drinking?
- Are you having more financial, work, school and/or family problems as a result of your drinking?
- Has your physician ever advised you to cut down on your drinking?
- Do you eat very little or irregularly during the periods when you are drinking?
- Do you sometimes have the "shakes" in the morning and find that it helps to have a "little"
drink, tranquillizer or medication of some kind?
- Have you recently noticed that you can't drink as much as you used to?
- Do you sometimes stay drunk for several days at a time?
- After periods of drinking do you sometimes see or hear things that aren't there?
- Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
- Do you ever feel depressed or anxious before, during or after periods of heavy drinking?
- Have any of your blood relatives ever had a problem with alcohol?
If you answered "yes" to even one question, you may be at greater risk for alcoholism. If you
answered "yes" to more than one question, that may indicate the presence of an alcohol-related problem or alcoholism, and
the need for consultation with a substance abuse professional.
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