A Message to Teenagers
Alcoholism is a rough word to deal with.
Yet nobody is too young (or too old) to have trouble with booze.
That's because alcoholism is an illness. It can hit anyone. Young, old. Rich, poor. Black, white.
And it doesn't matter how long you've been drinking or what you've been drinking.
It's what drinking
does to you
To help you decide whether you might have a problem with your own drinking, we've prepared these twelve questions. The answers are nobody's business but your own.
If you can answer 'Yes' to any
of these questions, maybe it's time you took a serious look at what your drinking might be doing to you.
1. Do you drink because you have problems? To relax?
2. Do you drink when you get mad at other people, your friends or parents?
3. Do you prefer to drink alone, rather than with others?
4. Are your grades starting to slip? Are you goofing off on your job?
5. Did you ever try to stop drinking or drink less and fail?
6. Have you begun to drink in the morning, before school or work?
7. Do you gulp your drinks?
8. Do you ever have loss of memory due to your drinking?
9. Do you lie about your drinking?
10. Do you ever get into trouble when you're drinking?
11. Do you get drunk when you drink, even when you don't mean to?
12. Do you think it's cool to be able to hold your liquor?
If you need help or if you'd just like to talk to someone about your drinking, call us. We're in the phone book under 'Alcoholics Anonymous'
[In Syracuse, call (315) 463-5011]
© AAWS Inc., 2006