SELF TEST FOR ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY

Here you will find three different Self tests which will help you determine your level of alcohol dependency, Self Test #1 for Alcoholism By the National Council on Alcoholism

The first—and often the toughest—step in beating alcoholism is admitting the existence of a problem. To test whether alcohol is a problem for you, answer yes or no to this series of questions.

  1. Do you occasionally drink heavily after a disappointment, quarrel or rough day?
  2. When under pressure, do you always drink more heavily than usual?
  3. Can you handle more liquor now than when you first started drinking?
  4. On the “morning after,” have you been unable to remember part of the evening before—even though friends say you didn’t pass out?
  5. When drinking with others, do you try to have a few extra drinks when they won’t know it?
  6. Are there certain occasions when you feel uncomfortable if alcohol is not available?
  7. When you start drinking, are you in more of a hurry to get the first drink than you used to be?
  8. Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your drinking?
  9. Are you secretly irritated when friends or family discuss your drinking?
  10. Have you experienced memory blackouts more frequently?
  11. Do you often want to drink more after friends have had enough?
  12. Do you usually have a reason for occasions when you drink heavily?
  13. When sober, do you often regret things you’ve done or said while drinking?
  14. Have you tried to control your drinking by switching brands or following different plans?
  15. Have you often failed to keep promises about controlling your drinking?
  16. Have you tried to control your drinking by changing jobs or moving?
  17. Do you try to avoid family or friends while drinking?
  18. Are you having an increasing number of financial and work problems?
  19. Do more people seem to be treating you unfairly without reason?
  20. Do you eat very little or irregularly when drinking?
  21. Do you sometimes have the morning “shakes” and relieve them with a drink?
  22. Are you unable to drink as much as you once did?
  23. Do you sometimes stay drunk for several days at a time?
  24. Do you sometimes feel very depressed and wonder whether life is worth living?
  25. After drinking, do you ever see or hear things that aren’t there?
  26. Do you get terribly frightened after drinking heavily?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have some symptoms that may indicate alcoholism. “Yes” answers to three or more questions in various categories indicate the following stages of alcoholism:

Questions 1 to 8: Early stage.

Questions 9 to 21: Middle stage.

Questions 22 to 26: Beginning of final stage.

SELF TEST #2 FOR ALCOHOLISM

From Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

  1. Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?
  2. Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking— stop telling you what to do?
  3. Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?
  4. Have you had a drink in the morning during the past year?
  5. Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?
  6. Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?
  7. Has your drinking caused trouble at home?
  8. Do you ever try to get “extra” drinks at a party because you do not get enough?
  9. Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don’t mean to?
  10. Have you missed days of work because of drinking?
  11. Do you have “blackouts”?
  12. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?

If you answered “Yes” to four or more of these questions you are probably in trouble with alcohol.

SELF TEST #3 FOR ALCOHOLISM

Am I An Alcoholic?

Perhaps you have already answered this nagging question and made a decision about your drinking problem. Perhaps not. At any rate it’s necessary for you to come to grips with this question. To answer this question, “Am I An Alcoholic?” ask yourself the following questions and answer then as honestly as you can.

  1. Do I lose time from work due to drinking?
  2. Is drinking making my home life unhappy?
  3. Do I drink because I am shy with other people?
  4. Is drinking affecting my reputation?
  5. Have I ever felt remorse after drinking?
  6. Have I gotten into financial difficulties as a result of my drinking?
  7. Do I turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?
  8. Does my drinking make me careless of my family’s welfare?
  9. Has my ambition decreased since drinking?
  10. Do I crave a drink at a definite time daily?
  11. Do I want a drink the next morning?
  12. Does drinking cause me to have difficulty sleeping?
  13. Has my efficiency decreased since drinking?
  14. Is drinking jeopardizing my job or business?
  15. Do I drink to escape from worries or troubles?
  16. Do I drink alone?
  17. Have I ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?
  18. Has a physician ever treated me for drinking?
  19. Do I drink to build up my self-confidence?
  20. Have I ever been to a hospital or institution on account of drinking?

If you have answered yes to any one of the questions there is a definite warning that you may be alcoholic. If you have answered yes to any two of the questions the chances are that you are an alcoholic. If you have answered yes to three or more of the question you are definitely an alcoholic.

Source: ADULT CHILDREN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION