Monday, March 03, 2008

Quiz Time! (A Blog Intervention-tacular!)

In an effort to be both fun and educational, I am including a link to the DC AA page, where certain persons can find AA meetings geared for gay men, conveniently located on P St. in Dupont. I’m just sayin.
But ____, you say you’re not an alcoholic? Well let’s see what their quiz has to say. And since you aren’t here (or probably wouldn’t answer honestly) I will answer for you in red. What’s that saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” Oh wait, bad choice of words. Anyway...

Quiz: Are you an alcoholic?

1. You decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days...

YES! I can’t help but feel responsible, too. On that first fateful night at Lauriol Plaza you had been sober for months. And then I had to go an order a margarita. It was all downhill from there. It was stupid of me.

2. You wish people would mind their own business about your drinking- stop telling you what to do...

YES!! You get so annoyed, I know, when someone criticizes your drinking. Major red flag!

3. You have ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk...

Hmmm not sure. I’ll give you a free pass on this one. No.

4. You have had to have an "eye-opener" upon awakening during the past year...

No… I hope you aren’t at that point!

5. You envy people who can drink without getting into trouble...


6. 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.

YES!!! Broken bones after a night of pAArtying – ring any bells?

7. Your drinking caused trouble at home...

YES! You’ve always had a lover – alcohol. End the affair now!

8. You have tried to get "extra" drinks at a party because you might not get enough…


9. You tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don't mean to…


10. You have missed days of work or school because of drinking... Many of us admit now that we "called in sick" lots of times when the truth was that we were hung-over.


11. You have had "blackouts"... A "blackout" is when we have been drinking hours or days which we cannot remember.

YES!!! Like threatening to hit me and not remembering the evening the next morning.

12. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?

Yes – you knew enough to try and stop before. Why not give it another go – this time with the help of a 12-step progrAAm. No, this doesn’t mean stopping temporarily. It means stopping for good! This may sound tough, but millions of people in recovery will tell you it’s the only way!
SCORE: The site says any score over 4 is a sign of alcoholism. Let’s see… your score is TEN! I’d say it’s time to go to a meeting. It can’t hurt.

Thanks to "P.B." for providing this useful PSA... (by the way, am I weird for thinking Dr. Drew is kinda sexy??)

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