Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In Case You Were Wondering

I came across this today while surfing (you on link, click on link, click on link).  I decided to post it here in case anyone is out there reading and questions whether or not they have a problem.  The key is to be brutally honest when answering.  Believe me, lying to the quiz or yourself is worthless.  I know - I took this test about a million times trying to convince myself that I didn't have a problem which I most definitely do.

This is taken from Alcoholics Anonymous dot org.  Surf on over and check it out.

Answer YES or NO to the following questions.

1 - Have you ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?

2 - Do you wish people would mind their own business about your drinking-- stop telling you what to do?

3 - Have you ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?

4 - Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during the past year?

5 - Do you envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?

6 - Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past year?

7 - Has your drinking caused trouble at home?

8 - Do you ever try to get "extra" drinks at a party because you do not get enough?

9 - Do you tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don't mean to?

10 - Have you missed days of work or school because of drinking?

11 - Do you have "blackouts"?

12 - Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?

If you're like me, you answered some of these "no" and are thinking, "Thank God I could answer some of the with a no.  I'm not that far gone yet."

Remember what I said about lying to yourself?  Fact is, if you answered four or more in the affirmative (yes) then you have a problem.  Reach out and get some help.  Email me or anyone in the sober blogging world.  We are happy to help.  It's so worth it.



  1. Thanks for the reminder, I need to read this periodically.

  2. One of my favourite activities; the click on link, click on link, click on link to eventually find oneself waaaay off from what I searched for in the first place.

    Great post, it sucks that I can't share it in my Wordpress-blog.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy a great weekend - take care my friend! HUGS

  3. 4 answered yes ... Hmm back at the time I finally threw the towel in there is I think just one of these I could honestly have answered no to!

    I know I'm in the right place.

  4. Excellent post baby...I love you...

  5. OMG! how many I answered yes to now that I am being honest and not living in denial any longer!! I took so many of these, if I didn't like the answers I'd find an'easier' one!
    Used to think they were a bitt OTT!
    Never mind, I finally woke up and here I am in the company of so many other lovely people, just wish I'd found it all sooner, unfortunately when I searched online, the only help I used to find scared the shit outta me a bit like these quizzes do.
    You are very kind to be reaching out to help Carrie x


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