Take the Alcoholism Signs Self-Test to find out if you have developed an alcohol addiction. If you determine you need to quit drinking, the self-test will refer you to the help you need to stop drinking and live in recovery. If you are taking the test to see if a loved one may be an alcoholic, you can get answers that will help you, as well.
1. In the last month, have you taken a drink first thing in the morning to help recover from a hangover (hair of the dog that bit you)?
2. In the last year, have you had a drink while driving or have you driven while under the influence of alcohol, even just a couple drinks?
3. In the last 3 months, have you continued drinking until you passed out?
4. Are more than 50% of your friends drinkers?
5. Do you consume more than 7 alcoholic beverages a week?
6. In the last 3 months, have you taken alcohol to work to drink during your workday or chosen a lunch restaurant because it serves alcohol?
7. Do you hide your drinking from any friends or family?
8. Have you failed to keep a promise to yourself or a loved one that you would quit drinking?
9. Have you ever had trouble remembering what happened while you were drinking?
10. In the last year, have you done anything while drinking that you regret doing?
11. Do you find it difficult to stop after one or two drinks?
12. In the last year, have you wet the bed or wet your pants during or after drinking?
13. Have you ever woken up after drinking in a strange place, or at home, but you don't remember how you got there?
A. If you answered 'Yes' to any of the above questions, you should investigate further by visiting Alcoholism Help and monitoring yourself for these things over the next 3 months.
B. If you answered 'yes' to 3 or more of the above questions, you may be an alcoholic. You can determine for sure by doing 'A' above, having a trusted, non-drinking friend take you to an AA meeting, and quit drinking for a month. Also, ask close friends and family members if they feel your drinking may be a problem for them. If you're unwilling or unable to do these things, you are an alcoholic.
C. If you answered 'yes' to 5 or more of the questions, you are probably an alcoholic and may have significant physical damage from your alcohol addiction. In addition, this is probably causing relationship issues in your family. Do 'A' & 'B' above and get a complete physical including a liver panel as soon as possible. Also, ask your close family members to help keep you accountable for treatment and recovery.
D. If you're taking this test to see if a loved one has a problem and you determine they would say 'yes' to any of the above questions, visit Alcoholism Help to learn more about their problem and visit an alanon meeting to see how best to help them. Also, visit our page Codependency Test-Definition to see if you are developing a problem based on their problem. This is important because family members often unintentionally do things that help their loved one continue drinking. You can actually become addicted to an addicted family member.
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