ARE YOU AN AL­CO­HOLIC?

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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.

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