ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: AM I AN ALCOHOLIC?
Yesterday, I was invited to be a guest on the Daily Maverick podcast, Don’t Shoot the Messenger. (This is not my chat with them, but a link to find the podcast). The topic of discussion was lockdown and the ban on the sales of alcohol and cigarettes. They wanted to hear my opinion on the ban within the context of addiction. It dawned on me during the talk that I have never posted the Alcoholics Anonymous: Are you an Alcoholic questionnaire. So, here it is.
``The test was prepared by John Hopkins University Hospital for use in determining whether or not a person is suffering from alcoholism. Ask yourself the following questions, and answer them as HONESTLY as possible.
- Do you lose time from work due to drinking?
- Is drinking making your home life unhappy?
- Do you drink because you are shy with other people?
- Is drinking affecting your reputation?
- Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?
- Have you gotten into financial difficulties as a result of drinking?
- Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?
- Does your drinking make you careless of your family’s welfare?
- Has your ambition decreased since drinking?
- Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?
- Do you want a drink the next morning?
- Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
- Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?
- Is drinking jeopardising your job or business?
- Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?
- Do you drink alone?
- Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?
- Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?
- Do you drink to build up self-confidence?
- Have you ever been to hospital or an institution on account of drinking?
If you have answered YES to any one of the questions, there is a definite warning you MAY be an alcoholic. If you have answered YES to any two, CHANCES ARE that you are an alcoholic. If you have answered YES to three or more, YOU ARE DEFINITELY AN ALCOHOLIC.”
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