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Health Tip: Are You an Alcoholic?

This quiz may provide some insight

(HealthDay News) -- No one is too young or too old to be immune from alcohol abuse.

It doesn't matter how long you've been drinking or what you've been drinking -- it's what drinking does to you and your family. To help you decide whether you are a problem drinker, Alcoholics Anonymous has prepared the following self-screening questions:

  • Do you drink because you have problems? To relax?
  • Do you drink when you get mad at acquaintances, friends or parents?
  • Do you prefer to drink alone, rather than with others?
  • Are your grades starting to slip? Are you goofing off on your job?
  • Did you ever try to stop drinking or drink less -- and fail?
  • Have you begun to drink in the morning, before school or work?
  • Do you gulp your drinks?
  • Do you ever have loss of memory due to your drinking?
  • Do you lie about your drinking?
  • Do you ever get into trouble when you're drinking?
  • Do you get drunk when you drink, even when you don't mean to?
  • Do you think it's cool to be able to hold your liquor?

If you answered yes to one or more questions, you may have a serious alcohol problem.

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