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Are You An Alcoholic?

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When I took this eye opening test I got 17 right, then I was given my answer.

Been clean & sober now for almost, (this March 11th) for 27 years continuous, "one day at a time".

There is to be any clapping of hands or any other congratulatory comments, I just got sick and tired of being sick and tired in my life.

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Are YOU Alcoholic ~ only YOU can decide

To answer this question ask yourself the following questions and answer them as honesty as you can.

1. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?

2. Does your drinking make you careless of your family's welfare?

3. Do you drink because you are shy with other people?

4. Is drinking affecting your reputation?

5. Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?

6. Do you drink alone?

7. Have you lost time from work due to drinking?

8. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?

9. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

10. Is drinking jeopardising your job or business?

11. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?

12. Are you in financial difficulties as a result of drinking?

13. Do you turn to or seek an inferior environment when drinking?

14. Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?

15. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

16. Do you want a drink the next morning?

17. Do you drink to build up your self-confidence?

18. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?

19. Has your doctor ever treated you for drinking?

20. Have you ever been in hospital or prison because of drinking?

What's Your Score??

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, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.

If you have answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.

Why do we say this? Only because the experience of hundreds of thousands of recovering alcoholics has taught us some basic truths about our symptoms — and about ourselves.

If you admit you are an alcoholic there's hope for you.

Admitting you are an alcoholic may seem today like the end of the line to you, but there are thousands of people in AA who can testify that acceptance of their powerlessness over alcohol was not an end, but a beginning: the beginning of their recovery and a new, useful and rewarding life.

AA have a simple, workable programme. It is a down-to-earth programme designed BY and FOR alcoholics. If you honestly want sobriety above all else and are fully willing to follow this programme without qualification, you have written your own guarantee for sobriety.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR AA MEMBERSHIP IS A DESIRE TO STOP DRINKING.

This does not mean signing up, or paying a subscription fee. You simply come along to an AA meeting, where you will find people who have been through exactly the same sort of things as you. Get to lots of AA meetings. That way you will hear different AA's telling their experience. Among them you will find people with whom you can identify closely — people you feel understand YOU.

MAYBE YOU ARE STILL NOT CONVINCED YOU ARE AN ALCOHOLIC.

In which case, a few meetings may help you to decide. All we ask is that you bring with you an open mind.

WHY NOT GIVE THE AA PROGRAMME A TRY? We did, and it works.

When I first took this 20 question test, back in 1981, I got, what I thought was 17 right, been going to AA ever since, this March 11th will have 27 years clean & sober.

There is the good news and the bad news, the good news is AA works, the bad news it takes time!

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I go to my favorite watering hole maybe twice a week and drink beer. Maybe it's good or maybe it's bad but my body simply doesn't like me to drink too much. I usually quit when I realize that I'm probably going to feel bad in the morning. A hangover lasts at least two days so I hate to be sick by my own makings. Hangovers are few and far between.

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5 out of 20,

Generally 3 or 4 bottles of leo everyday after 4.

Except when i see people sitting around not working and wanting to share my hard earnt beer,then i will knock back 7 or 8.On average that would be 2 times a week.Dont think i could live here without a beer.Would turn into a angry man.The beer chills the mind. icon6.gif

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5 out of 20,

Generally 3 or 4 bottles of leo everyday after 4.

Except when i see people sitting around not working and wanting to share my hard earnt beer,then i will knock back 7 or 8.On average that would be 2 times a week.Dont think i could live here without a beer.Would turn into a angry man.The beer chills the mind. icon6.gif

lol, good on ya farmerjo. If I could have kept it at 3/4 brewskis I'd be sitting right next to ya solving the world's problems. And beer had the inverse effect on me, it heated the old ear-seperator. :cheers:

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sorry not impressed with the actions of AA in this part of the world..

Just to chime in, AA takes no actions. And if a member is taking actions somehow they are possibly violating traditions. Unless help is requsted, we stay out. When the media wants our opinion, we opt for anonymity.

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1. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?

no.

2. Does your drinking make you careless of your family’s welfare?

no.

3. Do you drink because you are shy with other people?

no.

4. Is drinking affecting your reputation?

mmm, kind of!!

5. Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?

no.

6. Do you drink alone?

yes, sometimes i do!!! (shame of it)

7. Have you lost time from work due to drinking?

yes, come on, that goes without saying!!! not in the past couple of years though.

8. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?

cant remember what my ambition was like before I had my first ever drink so....

9. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

same answer as no. 8 but replace ambition with efficiency.

10. Is drinking jeopardising your job or business?

no.

11. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?

yes, who hasnt?

12. Are you in financial difficulties as a result of drinking?

no.

13. Do you turn to or seek an inferior environment when drinking?

no.

14. Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?

no.

15. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

no.

16. Do you want a drink the next morning?

no.

17. Do you drink to build up your self-confidence?

sometimes.

18. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?

not a complete loss, sometimes extremely patchy memories!!!

19. Has your doctor ever treated you for drinking?

no.

20. Have you ever been in hospital or prison because of drinking?

hospital yes, prison no.

What's Your Score??

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, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.

If you have answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.

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I agree: <deleted>!

I drink on average of two drinks a month!

Yet answered yes to 3 of the questions.

Your quiz needs some work.

I am far from being an alcoholic. I have one beer once in a great while when it turns out it is hard to refuse one.

Re-work your quiz a bit.

It reminds me of a friend who once went thru alcohol rehab. When he got out, he told us by their definition, we were all alcoholics.

Judge yourself. Not me.

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Yes to all but 19 & 20. is that bad? 16 is very new, but it is fun at the time.

Now how do I stop without support? How do I decide that it is not for me when I enjoy it so much!

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