These questions are guides used by John Hopkins University to assess for a drinking problem and/or alcoholism. (taken from pamphlet Table Topics by Max Miller)


q   1. Do you require a drink the next morning?

q   2. Do you prefer to drink alone?

q   3. Do you lose time from work due to drinking?

q   4. Is your drinking harming your family in any way?

q   5. Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?

q   6. Do you get the inner shakes unless you continue drinking?

q   7. Has drinking made you irritable?

q   8. Does drinking make you careless of your family's welfare?

q   9. Have you harmed your husband or wife since drinking?

q   10. Does drinking cause you bodily complaints?

q   11. Does drinking make you restless?

q   12. Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

q   13. Has drinking made you more impulsive?

q   14. Have you less self-control since drinking?

q   15. Has your initiative decreased since drinking?

q   16. Has your ambition decreased since drinking?

q   17. Do you lack perseverance in pursuing a goal since drinking?

q   18. Do you drink to obtain social ease? (In shy, timid, self­-conscious individuals.)

q   19. Do you drink for self-encouragement? (In persons with feel­ings of inferiority.)

q   20. Do you drink to relieve marked feelings of inadequacy?

q   21. Has you sexual potency suffered since drinking?

q   22. Do you show marked dislikes and hatreds since drinking?

q   23. Has your jealousy, in general, increased since drinking?

q   24. Do you show marked moodiness as a result of drinking?

q   25. Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

q   26. Has your drinking made you more sensitive?

q   27. Are you harder to get along with since drinking?

q   28. Do you turn to an inferior environment since drinking?

q   29. Is drinking endangering your health?

q   30. Is drinking affecting your peace of mind?

q   31. Is drinking making your home life unhappy?

q   32. Is drinking jeopardizing your business?

q   33. Is drinking clouding your reputation?

q   34. Is drinking disturbing the harmony of your life?


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In addition to the Test Questions, Alcoholics Anonymous uses a few more questions more questions.


q   35. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory while, or after drinking?

q   36. Have you ever felt, when or after drinking, an inability to concentrate?

q   37. Have you ever felt "remorse" after drinking?

q   38. Has a physician ever treated you for drinking?

q   39. Have you ever been hospitalized for drinking?


Many other questions could be asked but the foregoing are suffi­cient for the purpose of this instruction..

If you have answered YES to any one of the Test Questions, there is a definite warning that you may be alcoholic. If you answered YES to any two of the Test Questions, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.

If you answer YES to three or more of the Test Questions you are definitely AN ALCOHOLIC.


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