Are You An Alcoholic?

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

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

If you have answered YES to any one of these questions, there is a definite warning that You may be an 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.

Have You a Desire To Stop Drinking?

If alcohol is a problem to you and if the questions on the opposite page have convinced you that you are an alcoholic, perhaps you will say “Yes, but I can quit by myself anytime.” More power to you if you can – and do.

All of us who are now members of Alcoholics Anonymous said that once, or many time. “ I can take it or leave it alone.” So we took it. With the result that later we got into further trouble and eventually reached a point when we had to admit we could not stop without help.

We define an alcoholic as anyone whose drinking disrupts his (or her) business, family or social life and who cannot stop even though he may want to. We regard alcoholism as a malady or disease. We think of ourselves as sick people who cannot touch alcoholic any more than a diabetic can eat sugar.

If you sincerely desire to stop drinking, Alcoholics Anonymous can help you. The AA program works. It has already helped thousands who were as bad, or worse off than you.

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous, know as “AA” for short, is a fast growing group of people for whom Alcohol has become a major problem and who, admitting this, have decided to do something about it. They have, on the evidence of their own lives, decided that for them Alcohol is a poison, and are honestly attempting to build a satisfactory mode of living without Alcohol in any form.

AA now has over 2 million members (men and women) in the United States and Worldwide We believe that two-thirds of us have laid a foundation for permanent sobriety as more that half have had no relapse at all, despite the fact that many had been considered incurable.

There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.