Alcoholic Quiz

Robert Gerchalk

Robert is our health care professional reviewer of this website. He worked for many years in mental health and substance abuse facilities in Florida, as well as in home health (medical and psychiatric), and took care of people with medical and addictions problems at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He has a nursing and business/technology degrees from The Johns Hopkins University.

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Welcome to our “Are You an Alcoholic?” quiz!

This short, confidential quiz is designed to help you reflect on your alcohol consumption patterns and their impact on your life. Your responses will provide insight into whether you might benefit from seeking further support or information about alcohol use. Remember, this quiz is a starting point, not a diagnosis, and we’re here to help you with resources, guidance, and support, no matter the outcome.

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Have you tried to stop drinking for a week or more but only managed a few days?(Required)
Do you feel annoyed when people criticize your drinking or tell you to stop?(Required)
Have you switched types of alcohol in hopes that it would prevent you from getting drunk?(Required)
In the past year, have you needed a drink in the morning to get going or to stop shaking?(Required)
Do you feel jealous of people who can drink without experiencing problems?(Required)
Have you encountered problems due to your drinking in the last year?(Required)
Has your drinking caused issues in your home life?(Required)
At social events, do you try to get more drinks because you feel you haven't had enough?(Required)
Do you reassure yourself you can quit drinking anytime, despite ending up drunk unintentionally?(Required)
Have you missed work or school because of drinking?(Required)
Do you experience "blackouts," or periods of time you can't remember, due to drinking?(Required)
Have you ever felt your life would improve if you stopped drinking?(Required)