Do you need help?

Do you drink too much?  Do you wonder if you have a problem?  There are a couple of online screening tools that can help you determine if you need help.  When I was still drinking, I took these all the time, and, because I never liked the answers when I was honest, usually lied so I could get results that I liked better.  For what it’s worth, the results of these tools are typically more useful when you answer honestly.

Some of the better screening tools are:

Do you need help?  Alcoholics Anonymous is the largest mutual support organization that addresses alcoholism.  AA has worked for millions of people, but it is not for everyone. AA itself does not claim to be the only way to stop drinking, although many of its members do make that claim.   There are other approaches to recovery.  The important thing is to find help and quit drinking.

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