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Are you troubled by someone’s drinking

Millions of people are affected by the excessive drinking of someone close. The following questions are designed to help you decide
whether or not you need Al-Anon:

  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?
    If you have answered yes to any of these
    questions, Al-Anon or Alateen may be
    able to help. You can contact Al-Anon or
    Alateen by looking in your local telephone
    directory or by writing to:

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
1600 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617
Phone: (757) 563-1600 Fax: (757) 563-1656

Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters (Canada) Inc
275 Slater Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9
Phone: (613) 723-8484

al-anon.org wso@al-anon.org


For meeting information call:
1-888-425-2666 (1-888-4AL-ANON)
©Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1980

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