Do I Have A Problem With Drinking?

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Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

Asking others if they see a problem with our drinking means maybe we asked ourselves that and didn’t like our own answers! Early on in my drinking, frankly I did not care what you thought! Until I did.

A Few Questions That May Give Answers:

Do I Have A Problem With Drinking? It’s a question social drinkers don’t ask. But, if you wonder, as I did, if your drinking is problematic, I pass along some simple questions I’ve heard others ask.

What is it a drink can give you that living without one can’t supply?
A happy buzz is one thing; numbness isn’t why social drinkers enjoy a glass or two, now and then.

Does your drinking take you to places you didn’t mean to go?
I don’t mean dives – although they are hardly the haunts of social imbibers. I mean situations you knew better to avoid; conversations that blew up; sexual encounters for which you had not planned?

If you let booze ever take you back to those places, or people, what part of that seemed like a good idea?

How much time do you spend thinking about how well you are controlling your intake of booze?

Is it worth it?


As an anonymous, kind voice once suggested to me, when I called the local AA chapter to see if they could tell if I had a drinking problem, “Why don’t you try coming to a few meetings, and listen for answers. Alcoholism isn’t contagious.”

It’s Your Choice

Neither is recovery – we each must to do it for ourselves. But Oh! It’s great to have the fellowship!

Love in Christ,

Sober and Grateful


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