Is AA For You?
We who are in A.A. came because we finally gave up trying to control our drinking.
We still hated to admit that we could never drink safely. Then we heard
from other A.A. members that we were sick. (We thought so for years!) We
found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of guilt and
loneliness and hopelessness that we did. We found out that we had these
feelings because we had the disease of alcoholism. We decided to try and
face up to what alcohol had done to us. Here are some of the questions we
tried to answer honestly. If we answered YES to four or
more questions, we were in deep trouble with our drinking. See how you
do. Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that you have
Answer YES or NO to the following questions.
4:-Have you had to have an eye-opener upon awakening during
the past year? Do you need a drink to get started, or to stop shaking? This
is a pretty sure sign that you are not drinking “socially.”
5:-Do you envy people who can drink without getting into
trouble? At one time or another, most of us have wondered why we were not
like most people, who really can take it or leave it.
6:-Have you had problems connected with drinking during the
past year? Be honest! Doctors say that if you have a problem with alcohol
and keep on drinking, it will get worse — never better. Eventually,
you will die, or end up in an institution for the rest of your life. The
only hope is to stop drinking.