1. Do you feel guilty about your drinking?
  2. Do your loved ones (spouse, partner, children, parents, etc) worry about your drinking?
  3. Can you stop drinking without a struggle after two drinks?
  4. Do you enjoy drinking frequently?
  5. Has your drinking lead to any financial/legal problems or conflicts with others?
  6. Have you lost friends or relationships because of your drinking?
  7. Have you gotten violent or aggressive after drinking?
  8. Does your personality changes when you drink?
  9. Have you awakened the morning after some drinking and have not been able to remember part of the evening?
  10. Have you been arrested for DUI (Driving under the Influence)?
  11. Have you ever attended an AA meeting?
  12. Have you gotten into trouble at work or school because of your drinking?
  13. Have you been told you have liver problems?
  14. Have you searched for help because of your drinking?
  15. Have you been in the hospital because of your drinking?
  16. Have you missed work or neglected some of your responsibilities because of your drinking?
  17. Have you lost a job because of your drinking?
  18. Do you suffer from night sweats?
  19. Do you lie about how much you drink?
  20. Do you feel you can handle more alcohol than your friends do?

If you answered “yes” to 2 or more of these questions, you may suffer from some degree of alcohol dependency.  Alcoholism is a progressive disease.  Early professional assistance can prevent further physical and psychological deterioration and progress of addiction.