Addiction Test

Take this 20 question test to help you decide whether or not you are an alcoholic. Answer YES or NO to the following questions. . Answer them as honestly as you can. (If the answers are ‘No’ to all the questions, re-answer them with the help of your spouse or the closest member of your family).

01. Do you lose time from work due to drinking? Yes No
02. Is drinking making your home life unhappy? Yes No
03. Do you drink because you are shy with other people? Yes No
04. Is drinking affecting your reputation? Yes No
05. Have you ever felt remorse after drinking? Yes No
06. Have you ever got into financial difficulties as a result of drinking? Yes No
07. Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when drinking? Yes No
08. Does drink make you careless of your family’s welfare? Yes No
09. Has your ambition decreased since drinking? Yes No
10. Do you crave for a drink at a definite time daily? 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. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking? Yes No
17. Do you drink alone? Yes No
18. Has a 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 in a hospital or institution on account of drinking? Yes No
  • 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’re an alcoholic.
  • If you have answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.

(John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA use the above test questions, in deciding whether or not a person is an alcoholic).