Alcohol Assessments

If you are in doubt about whether you have a drinking problem, one of the best places to start is by taking “The Johns Hopkins 20 Questions: Are You an Alcoholic?” These 20 questions for alcoholics are also known as the 20 questions of AA.

These questions are not intended to be used as part of a professional medical evaluation, but as a self-testing means to determine how much alcohol is influencing and affecting your life…

Have you lost time from your work because of your 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 or environment when drinking?
Does your drinking make you careless of your family’s welfare?
Has your ambition decreased since drinking?
Do you want a drink the next morning?
Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?
Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?
Is drinking jeopardizing 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 your self-confidence?
Have you ever been to a hospital or institution on account of drinking?