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Do You Have a Drinking Problem?

Most students have used alcohol in one form or another. But many don't realize that young people can have a drinking problem.

Ask yourself these 20 questions:

  1. Do you lose time from classes or miss class due to drinking?
  2. Do you drink because you are uncomfortable in social situations?
  3. Do you drink to build up your self confidence?
  4. Is drinking affecting your relationships with friends?
  5. Do you drink alone?
  6. Do you drink to escape from studies or home worries?
  7. Do you feel guilty or depressed after drinking?
  8. Does it bother you if someone says that maybe you drink too much?
  9. Do you have to take a drink when you go out on a date?
  10. Do you get along better with other people when you drink?
  11. Do you get into financial troubles over buying liquor?
  12. Do you feel more important when you drink?
  13. Have you lost friends since you started drinking?
  14. Do you drink more than most of your friends?
  15. Have you started hanging around with a crowd that drinks more than your old friends?
  16. Do you drink until you just couldn't drink anymore?
  17. Have you ever had a complete loss of memory from drinking?
  18. Have you ever been to a hospital or been arrested due to drunken behavior?
  19. Do you turn off to any studies or lectures about drinking?
  20. Do you think you have a problem with alcohol?

Drinking Problem

If you answered yes to some of these questions, you have some of the symptoms that indicate a problem with alcohol.

Remember, there is no intelligent reason to deny that you have a health problem. If you think you do have a problem, the most important thing is to do something about it!

Alcohol abuse is a problem that can affect people of any age. Here are some additional signs that someone has a problem with alcohol:

Drinking Problem

If you or someone you know is showing these warning signs, please think about getting help.

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