Al-Anon, is it for You?
Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close. The following twenty questions are designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon.
|Yes||No||1.||Do you worry about how much the significant person in your life drinks?|
|Yes||No||2.||Do you have money problems because of your significant person’s drinking?|
|Yes||No||3.||Do you tell lies to cover up for your significant person’s drinking?|
|Yes||No||4.||Do you feel your drinking is more important to your loved one than you are?|
|Yes||No||5.||Do you think that the drinker’s behavior is caused by his or her companions?|
|Yes||No||6.||Are mealtimes frequently delayed because of the drinker?|
|Yes||No||7.||Do you make threats, such as, “If you don’t stop drinking I’ll leave you"?|
|Yes||No||8.||When you kiss the drinker hello, do you secretly try to smell his or her breath?|
|Yes||No||9.||Are you afraid to upset your loved one for fear it will set off a drinking bout?|
|Yes||No||10.||Have you been hurt or embarrassed by your loved one’s behavior?|
|Yes||No||11.||Does it seem as if every holiday is spoiled because of drinking?|
|Yes||No||12.||Have you considered calling the police because of drinking behavior?|
|Yes||No||13.||Do you find yourself searching for hidden liquor?|
|Yes||No||14.||Do you feel that if the drinker loved you, he or she would stop drinking to please you?|
|Yes||No||15.||Have you refused social invitations out of fear or anxiety?|
|Yes||No||16.||Do you sometimes feel guilty when you think of the lengths you have gone to control the drinker?|
|Yes||No||17.||Do you think that if the drinker stopped drinking, your other problems would be solved?|
|Yes||No||18.||Do you ever threaten to hurt yourself to scare the drinker into saying, “I’m sorry” or “I love you"?|
|Yes||No||19.||Do you ever treat people (children, employees, parents, co-workers, etc.) unjustly because you are angry at someone else for drinking too much?|
|Yes||No||20.||Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?|
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions and would like information on how to help yourself, call The Antioch Group and ask for Valerie.