Alcohol and Drugs

Self Evaluation

  • Are you in financial difficulty as a result of your drinking?
  • Do you drink alone?
  • Do you require more alcohol to achieve the same effects?
  • Do you drink more often now that when you used to?
  • Do you sometimes feel guilty about your drinks?
  • Do you drink to relax?
  • Do you ever forget things while drinking?
  • Do you keep alcohol hidden for a quick pick-me-up?
  • Is your drinking jeopardizing your academic performance?
  • Have you ever injured yourself or other persons after drinking?
  • Do you drive after using alcohol?
  • Is alcohol affecting your relationships?
  • Have you ever needed a morning eye-opener drink?
  • Have you ever been annoyed by criticism of your drinking?
  • Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?

If a number of the above items apply to you, or if you felt yourself getting defensive while answering these questions, it may indicate that a problem exists and that you may want to take a more detailed look at your drinking behaviour. Further evaluation could help you decide if a problem actually exists. Caution should be exercised in using this evaluation form to assess someone else’s drinking situation.

Source: Alcohol and Drugs