120px-Nature_Abstract_(255777123) 20 Questions; Are You A Recovering Alcoholic?

To find out, ask yourself the following questions, and answer them as honestly as you can.

  1. Do you find more time for work these days?
  2. Has your home life become happier?
  3. Do you find that you are less shy with other people?
  4. Is the fact that you are not now drinking affecting your reputation positively?
  5. Are you waking up in the morning without guilt and remorse?
  6. Are your financial difficulties becoming easier to manage?
  7. Do you turn to sober companions and a superior environment?
  8. Are you now more concerned with your family’s welfare?
  9. Has your ambition increased?
  10. Do you have a craving to pray and meditate at a definite time daily?
  11. Do you feel gratitude when you wake up in the morning?
  12. Do you sleep better?
  13. Is your efficiency increasing?
  14. Is not-drinking affecting you positively in your job or business?
  15. Do you deal with your troubles and worries head-on?
  16. Do you find it easier to live with yourself?
  17. Is your memory improving?
  18. Has your doctor recently commented on improvement in your health?
  19. Is your self-confidence increasing?
  20. Have you ever been asked to share your story with others?

If you have answered YES to one of the above questions, you just may be a recovering alcoholic.

If you have answered YES to two, it is probable that you are a recovering alcoholic.

If you have answered YES to five or more, you are definitely a recovering alcoholic.

Most of us, by the time we get around to answering these questions, average more than 15 yes answers . . . I got all 20 . . . after my sponsor pointed out that I had finally quit snivelling and had worked All the Steps!!

(AA GRAPEVINE, October 1983)

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Related Reading:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism/Third Edition
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book, 4th Edition