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Alcohol Abuse Questionnaire

Over 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.

The 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.

  1. Have you ever tried to quit drinking for a period of time and started back in a day or two?
  2. Do you resent people telling you what to do about your drinking or voicing their concern?
  3. 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..
  4. Do you ever need a drink to get started in the morning or to stop the shakes?
  5. Are you envious of people who drink without getting into trouble?
  6. Have there been problems connected with your drinking in the past year?
  7. Has your drinking caused problems within your household or with your significant others?
  8. Do you ever drink to prepare for a party or get extra drinks while there?
  9. Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking when you want, but continue to get drunk when you don't mean to?
  10. Do you miss days at work or school because of your drinking?
  11. Do you have blackouts when you are drinking?
  12. Do you ever feel that your life would improve if you did not drink?

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 and listen 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 form or give us a call at (615) 449-9514.

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