Answer YES or NO to these 20 questions to help you decide if you are alcoholic.
YES __ NO __ 1. Do you lose time from work due to drinking?
YES __ NO __ 2. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?
YES __ NO __ 3. Do you drink because you are shy around people?
YES __ NO __ 4. Is your drinking affecting your reputation?
YES __ NO __ 5. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?
YES __ NO __ 6. Has your drinking ever caused financial difficulties?
YES __ NO __ 7. Do you turn to lower companions and inferior environments when drinking?
YES __ NO __ 8. Does your drinking make you careless of your family’s welfare?
YES __ NO __ 9. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?
YES __ NO __ 10. Do you crave a drink at a definite time?
YES __ NO __ 11. Do you want a drink the next morning?
YES __ NO __ 12. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty sleeping?
YES __ NO __ 13. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?
YES __ NO __ 14. Is drinking jeopardizing your job or business?
YES __ NO __ 15. Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?
YES __ NO __ 16. Do you drink alone?
YES __ NO __ 17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?
YES __ NO __ 18. Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?
YES __ NO __ 19. Do you drink to build up your self-confidence?
YES __ NO __ 20. Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of drinking?
What's your score?
If you answered YES to any one question, it is a definite warning that you may be an alcoholic.
If you answered YES to any two questions, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.
If you answered YES to three or more questions, you are definitely an alcoholic.
(These questions are used at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, in deciding whether or not a patient is an alcoholic).