From the New York City Affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism
1. Need a 'pick-me-up' drink before starting daily housekeeping chores?
2. Have difficulty combing your children's hair or getting them ready for school?
3. Have difficulty remembering what you saw or did the night before?
4. Feel angry with yourself after a drinking binge?
5. Find the children making excuses why their friends can't come over to dinner?
6. Turn to drinking, them pick-me-up drugs, when the job gets hectic?
7. Find the family budget needs more and more rearranging so you can afford to buy more alcohol?
8. Pride yourself in being able to drink your friends under the table?
9. Find yourself drinking more when your husband is out of town?
10. Find your husband is having to make more and more excuses why you can't go to work in the morning?
11. Find yourself relieved when he's gone?
12. Envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?
13. Find yourself being passed over when promotions come up...despite the fact you feel you're doing a good job?
14. Feel you could do more with your life if you did not drink?
15. Find that friends and neighbors are not inviting you to parties any more--despite the fact that you are the "life of the party"?
16. Find that others around you (your husband, children, boss or co-workers) are having to do more and more of your work?
If you answer "yes" to any of the above questions, you may be developing a drinking problem If you answer "yes" to any 4 or more of these questions, you have a drinking problem. If so, have you ever wondered what life would be like without a drink?
Source: ADULT CHILDREN EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
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