Am I an Alcoholic?
In order to determine whether or not a person has drifted from "social drinking" into pathological drinking it is well to check over a list of test questions, which each one may ask him or herself and answer for him or herself truthfully.
It is possible - but not at all probable - that you may fool somebody else. But, you must be honest with yourself. See how you do. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that you have a problem.
Here are the test questions...
- If you have answered Yes to any one of the Test Questions, there is a definite warning that you may be an alcoholic.
- If you have answered Yes to any two of the Test Questions, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.
- If you answer Yes to three or more of the Test Questions, you are definitely an alcoholic.
Why do we say this? Because thousands of people in A.A. have said so for many years. They found out the truth about themselves, the hard way.
But, only you can decide whether you think A.A. is for you. Try to keep an open mind on the subject. If the answer is YES, we will be glad to show you how we stopped drinking ourselves. Just call.
A.A. does not promise to solve your life's problems. But we can show you how we are learning to live without drinking "one day at a time." We stay away from that "first drink." If there is no first one, there cannot be a tenth one. And when we got rid of alcohol, we found that life became much more manageable.
Again, no one in A.A. will attempt to tell whether another person is an alcoholic. This you must decide by your-self and for yourself.