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How do you know if you are affected by someone's drinking?

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

1. Do you worry about how much someone drinks?

Yes No

2. Do you have money problems because of someone else’s drinking?

Yes No

3. Do you tell lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking?

Yes No

4. Do you feel that if the drinker cared about you, he or she would stop drinking to please you?

Yes No

Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?
At one time or another, most of us have wondered why we were not like most people, who really can take it or leave it.

Yes No

5. Do you blame the drinker’s behavior on his or her companions?

Yes No

6. Are plans frequently upset or canceled or meals delayed because of the drinker?

Yes No

7. Do you make threats, such as, “If you don’t stop drinking, I’ll leave you”?

Yes No

8. Do you secretly try to smell the drinker’s breath?

Yes No

9. Are you afraid to upset someone for fear it will set off a drinking bout?

Yes No

10. Have you been hurt or embarrassed by a drinker’s behavior?

Yes No

11. Are holidays and gatherings spoiled because of drinking?

Yes No

12. Have you considered calling the police for help in fear of abuse?

Yes No

13. Do you search for hidden alcohol?

Yes No

14. Do you ever ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking?

Yes No

15. Have you refused social invitations out of fear or anxiety?

Yes No

16. Do you feel like a failure because you can’t control the drinking?

Yes No

17. Do you think that if the drinker stopped drinking, your other problems would be solved?

Yes No

18. Do you ever threaten to hurt yourself to scare the drinker?

Yes No

19. Do you feel angry, confused, or depressed most of the time?

Yes No

20. Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?

Yes No

If you have checked any of these questions, Al-Anon or Alateen may be able to help.

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