ARE YOU AN ALCOHOLIC?
Nearly one in 20 people have a serious problem with alcohol. If you think you could be drinking too much, then read the following questions very carefully. 1. Do you worry about the price of alcohol and you drink more often than you used to? 2. Do you drink for relief and you’re unable to remember what happened the previous evening ? 3. Do you feel guilty about your drinking ? 4. Do you use mints or fresheners to hide the smell of alcohol, and you find yourself having to think up reasons for being late or missing appointments, when alcohol is the real reason? 5. Has the quality of your work gone down because of your drinking ? 6. Have you ever been arrested for drunken driving or drunken behaviour? 7. Have your friends warned you about drinking ? 8. Does your drinking cause family arguments? 9. Do you drink at odd times of the day? 10. Do you find yourself having to make excuses because of your drinking ? 11. Do you feel ashamed of your drinking habits? 12. Do you have tremors and/or shakes caused by drinking? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you could have a major problem. The more questions you’ve answered ‘yes’ to, the bigger the risk may be. Alcoholism is a major – and still underestimated – danger to health and happiness. Get help immediately.