Is Al-Anon for you?

Help is here for the asking. Our 20-question self-quizzes can help you decide if Al-Anon may be of help. Select a quiz, listed below, and ask yourself the questions. If you identify with some of the sentiments, we encourage you to give Al-Anon or Alateen a try!

  1. Are You Troubled by Someone’s Drinking?
  2. Has your life been affected by someone’s drinking?

 

  1. Do you worry about how much someone else drinks?
  2. Do you have money problems because of someone else’s drinking?
  3. Do you tell lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking?
  4. Do you feel that if the drinker cared about you, he or she would stop drinking to please you?
  5. Do you blame the drinker’s behavior on his or her companions?
  6. Are plans frequently upset or canceled or meals delayed because of the drinker?
  7. Do you make threats, such as, “If you don’t stop drinking, I’ll leave you”?
  8. Do you secretly try to smell the drinker’s breath?
  9. Are you afraid to upset someone for fear it will set off a drinking bout?
  10. Have you been hurt or embarrassed by a drinker’s behavior?
  11. Are holidays and gatherings spoiled because of drinking?
  12. Have you considered calling the police for help in fear of abuse?
  13. Do you search for hidden alcohol?
  14. Do you ever ride in a car with a driver who has been drinking?
  15. Have you refused social invitations out of fear or anxiety?
  16. Do you feel like a failure because you can’t control the drinking?
  17. Do you think that if the drinker stopped drinking, your other problems would be solved?
  18. Do you ever threaten to hurt yourself to scare the drinker?
  19. Do you feel angry, confused, or depressed most of the time?
  20. Do you feel there is no one who understands your problems?
  1. Do you believe no one could possibly understand how you feel?
  2. Do you cover up your real feelings by pretending you don’t care?
  3. Do you feel nobody really loves you or cares what happens to you?
  4. Do you tell lies to cover up for someone else’s drinking or what’s happening in your home?
  5. Do you stay out of the house as much as possible because you hate it there?
  6. Are you afraid or embarrassed to bring your friends home?
  7. Has someone’s drinking upset you?
  8. Are holidays and gatherings spoiled because of drinking or others’ reactions to the drinking?
  9. Are you afraid to speak up sometimes forfear it will set off a drinking bout or start another fight?
  10. Do you think the drinker’s behavior is caused by you, other members of your family, friends, or rotten breaks in life?
  11. Do you make threats such as, “If you don’t stop drinking and fighting, I’ll run away”?
  12. Do you make promises about behavior, such as, “I’ll get better grades,” “go to church,” or “keep my room clean” in exchange for a promise that the drinking and fighting stop?
  13. Do you feel that if your mom or dad loved you, she or he would stop drinking?
  14. Do you ever threaten or actually hurt yourself to scare your parents into saying “I’m sorry,” or “I love you”?
  15. Do you or your family have money problems because of someone else’s drinking?
  16. Are mealtimes frequently stressful or delayed because of drinking or fighting?
  17. Have you considered calling the police because of the abusive behavior in your home?
  18. Have you refused dates because your date may find out about the drinking or fighting?
  19. Do you think your problems would be solved if the drinking stopped?
  20. Do you ever treat people (teachers, schoolmates, teammates, etc.) unjustly because you are angry at someone else for drinking too much?

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