Alcohol Abuse Questionnaire
15 million Americans are dependent on alcohol. Each year the liquor
industry spends almost $2 billion dollars on advertising and encouraging
the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The highest percentage of
heavy drinkers (12.2%) is found among unemployed adults between
the age of 26 to 34. Nearly one out of 4 Americans admitted to
general hospitals have alcohol problems or are undiagnosed alcoholics
being diagnosed for alcohol related consequences. These alarming
statistics vividly point out the seriousness of our nation's number
one health problem, alcoholism.
following questions may help you decide if you or a loved one has
a problem with drinking and may be an alcoholic. Try
to be honest when you answer the questions and keep up
with your yes answers. Be sure
to read the comments at the end.
- Have you ever tried to quit drinking for a period of time and
started back in a day or two?
- Do you resent people telling you what to do about your drinking
or voicing their concern?
- Have you tried to alter your drinking behavior by switching
from one form of drink to another? i.e. hard liquor to beer,
beer to wine, wine to beer, etc..
- Do you ever need a drink to get started in the morning or to
stop the shakes?
- Are you envious of people who drink without getting into trouble?
- Have there been problems connected with your drinking in the
- Has your drinking caused problems within your household or
with your significant others?
- Do you ever drink to prepare for a party or get extra drinks
- Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking when you want, but
continue to get drunk when you don't mean to?
- Do you miss days at work or school because of your drinking?
- Do you have blackouts when you are drinking?
- Do you ever feel that your life would improve if you did not
If you answered yes to 4 or more of these questions then the
possibility exist that you have a drinking problem. It
may be a good idea to attend a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous
to the stories of others who have an acknowledged drinking problem. AA
has helped many to regain their lives and to live once again with
purpose and direction.
If you or your loved one is having a recovery problem involving
alcohol or drugs and would like to investigate a structured living
program, please submit our contact
give us a call at (615) 449-9514.