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11/07/2011 06:10 PM

20 QUESTIONS - What's your score?

sarahtroy
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THE 20 QUESTIONS

Take this 20 question test to help you decide whether or not you are an alcoholic.

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 your 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 of 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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11/08/2011 10:57 AM
onemoc
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ah, I got 7...

11/08/2011 11:19 AM
sarahtroy
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I took the test as if I had not yet stopped drinking and scored a 12.

11/08/2011 11:20 AM
Bangbang
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I scored 25

11/08/2011 11:11 PM
whatthefisup
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10 for me

11/09/2011 07:48 AM
uppitywoman
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I answered as I would have before I stopped drinking and I scored 18. Thank God I now score ZERO.

11/09/2011 12:51 PM
Xina
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TWELVE

01/23/2013 05:04 AM
sarahtroy
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This is still one of the best self-report inventories to help you decide if you are an alcoholic. WHAT'S YOUR SCORE?

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Post edited by: sarahtroy, at: 01/23/2013 05:05 AM


01/23/2013 10:52 PM
bfly
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Good call reviving this post. Answer was yes to all. Depressing but reality anchoring. Amazing it just takes three for a "definite" answer...

01/24/2013 10:49 AM
sarahtroy
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I scored 12 the first time around. This time I scored 18 - taking the test as if I were still drinking. Amazing how the longer I'm sober the more honest I get with myself.
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