Checklist from Alcoholics Anonymous
From Tabletalk March 28 2002
How to determine whether someone's drinking is affecting your life:
If you can answer "yes" to more than eight of these questions you need to contact Al-Anon.
- Do you lack self-respect and self-confidence?
- Can you concentrate and memorise details?
- Are you fearful and worry about undefined issues?
- Are you irritable and depressed?
- Do you suffer from resentment and self-pity?
- Do you feel like a martyr?
- Do you act rationally at all times?
- Does your behaviour fighten you?
- Do you dispense discipline fairly?
- Do you take out frustrations on others?
- Are your financial worries caused by drinking or drinkers?
- Are you emotionally overwrought?
- Do you feel guilty?
- Do you lie to save face?
- Are you showing signs of physical strain?
- Are you over-protective?
- Do you avoid social occasions?
- Do you take more than your fair share of family responsibility?
- Are you losing sleep through worry?
- Do you envy the seemingly normal lives of others?
- Do you feel you are to blame for the drinking?
Al-Anon can help
Al-Anon is an established resource for people who love or are dependent on someone who drinks too much.
It is not allied with any other organisation or institution. Its primary purpose
is to help people recover from the impact of alcoholism on their lives.
Mutual aid and loving interchange among members sharing common problems can
offer support in dealing with the pain alcoholism causes whether or not the
compulsive drinker stops drinking.
Meetings are held weekly around the Peninsula.
This page is maintained by a CAB volunteer
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