Am I an Alcoholic?
Doctors, therapists, and others, including family and friends, can tell you that you are an alcoholic, but truly only you can decide if you are an Alcoholic and want help. You see, alcholism is a disease of deniel, one of the few diseases that tells us we do not have it.
Below is a list of questions that may also help you decide if you are an alcoholic. (Many of our of fellowship are dually addicted, so if you are an addict, simply replace alcohol with your drug of choice.)
To find out how you did, count your "YES" answers,
Are you an alcoholic?
If you answered YES to one of the questions, this is a warning that you may be an alcoholic.
If you answered YES to any two, there's a good chance that you are an alcoholic.
If you answered YES to three or more, you are probably an alcoholic.
Source: The Twenty Questions: Are You An Alcoholic? was developed in the 1930s by Dr. Robert Seliger, Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and intended as a self-assessment questionnaire to determine the extent of one's alcohol abuse.