Recognizing a Drinking Problem

You may have a problem with alcohol if:

  • You have experienced problems on the job, with the law or with your family because of your drinking.

  • You avoid parties or places where liquor isn't served.

  • You look forward to a set time in the day when you can start drinking.

  • You worry alcohol won't be available when you want it.

  • You periodically try to slow down or stop drinking.

  • You always have a "good reason" why you need a drink -- perhaps a tough day at work, an argument or stress.

  • Friends, family members and/or others have talked to you about your drinking.