Find Help With A Drinking Problem





Millions of people in the United States and across the world struggle with a drinking problem. If you have taken a look at your drinking and think you have a problem, there is help available. With hundreds of meetings taking place each day and a 24-hour phone service, we are here to help.

How Much is Too Much?

Alcoholics Anonymous does not pronounce anyone an alcoholic, but a quick self-appraisal using the following questions may help you decide if you need help:

  1. Have I ever decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days?
  2. Do I wish people would mind their own business about your drinking and stop telling you what to do?
  3. Have I ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk?
  4. Have I ever needed to have a drink in the morning or upon awakening to get my day started, or to stop shaking?
  5. Am I envious of people who can drink without getting into trouble?
  6. Have I had problems connected with drinking during the past year?
  7. Has my drinking caused trouble at home?
  8. Do I ever try to get “extra” drinks at a party or other special event?
  9. Do I tell myself I can stop drinking any time I want to, but keep getting drunk when I don’t mean to?
  10. Have I missed days of work or school because of drinking?
  11. Do I ever have “blackouts” from drinking too much?
  12. Do I feel that my life would be better if I did not drink?

If you answered "YES" to 4 or more of the questions asked, you may have a drinking problem. We can help.

Now What?

If you have taken a look at your drinking and think you have a problem, there is help available. For immediate assistance, please call our helpline number 24 hours a day. Otherwise, search our list of meetings, choose one, and walk in the door. You are not alone.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. AA meetings are specifically designed to help individuals learn how to stop drinking.