Alcoholics Anonymous 20 Questions
20 questions to help you decide if you need AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes.

Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

Answer YES or NO to the following questions.

 1 - Do you lose time from work due to drinking?
Yes  No
2 - Is drinking making your home life unhappy?
Yes No 
3 - Do you drink because you are shy with other people?
Yes No 
4 - Is drinking affecting your reputation?
Yes No 
5 - Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?
Yes No 
6 - Have you ever got into financial difficulties as a result of drinking?
Yes No 
7 - Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking?
Yes No 
8 - Does your drinking make you careless or your family's welfare?
Yes No 

9 - Has your ambition decreased since drinking?
Yes No 

10 - Do you crave a drink at a definite time?
Yes No 
11 - Do you want a drink the next morning?
Yes No 
12 - Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Yes No 
13 - Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

Yes No 
14 - Is drinking jeopardizing your job or business?

Yes No 
15 - Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?

Yes No 
16 - Do you drink alone?

Yes No 
17 - Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking?

Yes No 
18 - Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?

Yes No 
19 - Do you drink to build up your self-confidence?
Yes No 
20 - Have you ever been to a hospital or institution because of drinking?
Yes No 

What's your score?

If you have answered YES to any one of the questions, there is a definite warning that you may be an alcoholic.

If you have answered YES to any two, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.

If you answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.

(The test questions are used at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, in deciding whether or not a patient is an alcoholic).

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