Am I an Alcoholic?

Drinkers come in all shapes, sizes, genders, and backgrounds. And oftentimes, when looking at your own drinking behavior, it can be difficult to see whether the amount and frequency of such use constitute relatively “safe” levels of drinking or perhaps has already crossed into more problematic or dangerous territory—that which might place you at higher risk of developing alcoholism.

Below is a self-assessment test to see where you are, and if you believe you may have a problem with alcohol. If you answer YES to some or most of the list below, you might benefit from getting in touch with your local GP or calling us to see what we have done to help our alcoholic problem.

  1. Spending a lot of time obtaining, using, and recovering from the effects of alcohol.
  2. Cravings, or a strong desire to use alcohol.
  3. Being unable to cut down on alcohol use despite a desire to do so.
  4. Continuing to abuse alcohol despite negative interpersonal or social problems that are likely due to alcohol use.
  5. Using alcohol in physically dangerous situations (such as driving or operating machinery).
  6. Drinking more or for a longer time than originally intended.
  7. Continuing to abuse alcohol despite the presence of a psychological or physical problem that is probably due to alcohol use.
  8. Being unable to fulfill major obligations at home, work, or school because of alcohol use.
  9. Giving up previously enjoyed social, occupational, or recreational activities because of alcohol use.
  10. Having a tolerance (i.e. needing to drink increasingly large or more frequent amounts of alcohol to achieve the desired effect).
  11. Developing symptoms of withdrawal when efforts are made to stop using alcohol.

To talk to someone about your alcohol use call  0484 539 077 or email