12 questions only you can answer

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?

Did you answer YES to 4 or more of these questions? You may be in trouble with alcohol.

These questions are from AA’s website, (c) Copyright 1973, A.A. World Services, Inc. Read more about them on aa.org by clicking here.

What can I do next?

If you think you may be an alcoholic or you have a desire to stop drinking, we urge you to learn more about AA. The best way to learn more is to attend an AA meeting. There are hundreds of AA meetings in Connecticut everyday, meeting at almost any time of day.

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AA meetings are designated as either “open” or “closed.” Every meeting will have either an “O” for open or a “C” for closed next to it in the meeting listing. Anyone may attend an open meeting, whether or not he or she identifies as an alcoholic. We encourage anyone who wishes to learn more about AA to attend an open meeting. Closed meetings are limited to people with a desire to stop drinking. If you have a desire to stop drinking, you are welcome at any closed meeting of AA.

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