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Do I have drinking problem?

Simple questions that could help

Do I have drinking problem?

Does getting drunk once or a few times mean you have drinking problem? Maybe, because people who have a family history of alcoholism are more likely to develop alcoholism. We suppose that you're reading this questions because you think that you or someone you know may have an alcohol problem.

But you might not be sure. Those who suffer from a mental health problem such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder are also at risk, because they drink to self-medicate. It's the wrong way. You may have an idea of what a problem drinker looks and acts like and it just doesn't fit with your situation. Does that mean there's no problem? No, it doesn't.

If your answer is YES on most of this questions you're an alcoholic and you have drinking problem.

  1. Do you drink alone?
  2. Do you regularly drink more than you intended to?
  3. Do you drink because you are uncomfortable in social situations like meeting new friends?
  4. Do you drink until you just couldn't drink anymore till you blackout?
  5. Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or month, but only lasted for a few of days?
  6. Do you get into financial troubles over buying liquor?
  7. Do you feel guilty or ashamed about your drinking?
  8. Do you drink to build up your self confidence? Do you feel more important when you drink?
  9. Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year?
  10. Do you drink more than most of your friends?
  11. Do You Get Defensive? Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking and wish them to stop telling you what to do? Does it bother you if someone says that maybe you drink too much?
  12. Do you lie to others or hide your drinking habits?
  13. Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?
  14. Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year? Do you need a drink to get you started or to stop shaking?
  15. Are You Jealous? Do you envy friends who can drink without getting into trouble?
  16. Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year? Have you ever been to a hospital or been arrested due to drunken behavior?
  17. Has your drinking caused trouble at home? Tense family relationships and interactions?
  18. Have friends or family members who are worried about your drinking?
  19. Is drinking affecting your relationships with friends? Have you lost friends since you started drinking?
  20. Do you ever try to get "extra" drinks at a party because you do not get enough or the service was too slow?
  21. 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? Kidding yourself into thinking that you drink because you want to?
  22. Do you drink to escape from studies or home worries?
  23. Have you missed days of work or classes because of drinking? Calling in sick when in actuality you had a hangover?
  24. Do you lose time from school due to drinking?
  25. Do uou have blackouts or forget what you did while you were drinking? Have you ever had a complete loss of memory from drinking?
  26. Do you have to take a drink when you go out on a date?
  27. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?
  28. Need to drink in order to relax or feel better?
  29. Do you get along better with other people when you drink?
  30. Do you think you have a problem with alcohol?

If answer is YES to most of this questions you should find right rehab center.


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