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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).

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