You know that you have got a problem with booze when:
1 before every party or social occasion your partner asks you “not to drink too much tonight”.
2 you feel that everyone in your company drinks too slowly or doesn’t know how to let their hair down and have a good time – like you.
3 you are having extra drinks when you go to the bar, because (see number 2).
4 you hate going to any social occasion if there is no opportunity to drink.
5 you think about drinking constantly, can’t wait to finish work to go and have a drink, can’t wait to be finished ..anything.. to go and have a drink.
6 you hide alcohol around the house, garage, office, wherever.
7 you lie about how much you drink and how often you are drunk, always minimising the amount.
8 you can’t, or find it difficult, to set a limit on the number of drinks and keep to it.
9 you drink too much at inappropriate times, embarrass your family, friends and self.
10 you feel guilty about the night before and have difficulty looking people in the eye.
11 your hands shake in the morning
12 you feel sweaty on waking and for most of the day
13 the previous night’s drinking is a bit of a blur, or worse still a blank.
14 your partner increasingly criticises your drinking
15 your friends increasingly criticise your drinking
16 your co-workers and/or boss increasingly criticise your drinking
17 you don’t count your money in dollars or ponds but in the number of drinks that it will buy
18 you are always the last of your group to leave the bar and the first to suggest another bar or another drink somewhere else.
19 you find it increasingly difficult to talk to people or socialise without having had a drink.
20 you want a drink as soon as you wake up