Do You Know Someone In Trouble with Alcohol?

Questionnaire: Are you Troubled By Someone’s Drinking?

Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone
close. The following twenty questions are designed to help you decide
whether or not you need Al-Anon:

  1. Do you worry about how much someone else drinks?
  2. Do you have money problems because of someone else’s drinking?
  3. Do you tell lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking?
  4. Do you feel that if the drinker loved you, he or she would stop
    drinking, to please you?
  5. Do you blame the drinker’s behavior on his or her companions?
  6. Are plans frequently upset, or cancelled, or meals delayed because
    of the drinker?
  7. Do you make threats, such as, “If you don’t stop drinking, I’ll
    leave you”?
  8. Do you secretly try to smell the drinker’s breath?
  9. Are you afraid to upset someone for fear it will set off a drinking
  10. Have you been hurt or embarrassed by a drinker’s behaviour?
  11. Are holidays and gatherings spoiled because of drinking?
  12. Have you considered calling the police for help in fear of
  13. Do you search for hidden alcohol?
  14. Do you often ride in a car with a driver who has been
  15. Have you refused social invitations out of fear or anxiety?
  16. Do you sometimes feel like a failure when you think of the lengths
    you have gone to control the drinker?
  17. Do you think that, if the drinker stopped drinking, your other
    problems would be solved?
  18. Do you ever threaten to hurt yourself to scare the drinker?
  19. Do you feel angry, confused or depressed most of the time?
  20. Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to three or more of these questions,
Al-Anon or Alateen may help. You can contact Al-Anon or Alateen by
looking in your local telephone directory or by writing to:

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018-0862

Or you may call
1-800-356-9996 (USA)
1-800-443-4525 (CANADA)
FAX 212-869-3757

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