Do you feel like you might be drinking too much? Has your use of alcohol negatively affected your life in some way? Answering these, and other questions, can help you gain some clarity about your alcohol use, but if you find yourself asking questions like these, chances are that you do have a problem. If others have told you that you have a drinking problem, you probably do. If you continue to drink, even though you are experiencing negative consequences, you most likely have a problem.
If you are concerned about your drinking, your best course of action is to talk with a doctor about your alcohol use. In the meantime, take this simple alcoholism self-assessment to better understand your drinking habits. This assessment isn’t meant to be a substitute for an evaluation by a healthcare professional, but it may give you some insight into your drinking, and help you to see whether or not it is a problem in your life.
Self-Assessment on Your Drinking Habits
If you answer yes to any, or all, of the following questions, you should consider seeking advice from a medical professional as you may be suffering from an alcohol use disorder.
- After bouts of drinking, do you ever see or hear things that you know are not there?
Answering yes to some of these questions may not necessarily mean that you are an alcoholic, but it may warrant you talking with someone about your alcohol use. If you answered honestly, and as a result are concerned about your alcohol use, there is help available. Call us today and we can help guide you in the direction of recovery.