Problem Drinker

Did You Grow Up With A Problem Drinker?

Al-Anon is for families, relatives and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Many adults question whether they have been affected by alcoholism. If someone close to you has, or has had a drinking problem, the following questions may help you in determining whether alcoholism affected your childhood or present life, and if Al-Anon is for you.

1. Do you constantly seek approval and affirmation?
2. Do you fail to recognize your accomplishments?
3. Do you fear criticism?
4. Do you over extend yourself?
5.
Have you had problems with your own compulsive behavior?
6. Do you have a need for perfection?
7.
Are you uneasy when your life is going smoothly, continually
anticipating problems?
8. Do you feel more alive in the midst of a crisis?
9. Do you still feel responsible for others, as you did for
the problem drinker in your life?
10. Do you care for others easily, yet find it difficult to
care for yourself?
11. Do you isolate yourself from other people?
12. Do you respond with fear to authority figures and angry
people?
13. Do you feel that individuals and society in general are
taking advantage of you?
14. Do you have trouble with intimate relationships?
15. Do you confuse pity with love, as you did with the problem
drinker?
16. Do you attract and/or seek people who tend to be compulsive
and abusive?
17. Do you cling to relationships because you are afraid of
being alone?
18. Do you often mistrust your own feelings and the feelings expressed
by others?
19. Do you find it difficult to identify and express your
emotions?

20. Do you think parental drinking may have affected you?
 

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, Alateen may help you. You can contact Al-Anon or Alateen by looking in your local telephone directory or by contacting the nearest Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) office or Literature Distribution Center (LDC) operating in the Kentucky area.

  • North Kentucky Al-Anon Information Services
    513-784-2444
    PO Box 223, Alexandria, KY 41001
  • Greater Lexington Al-Anon Information Services/LDC
    859-277-1877
    845 Lane Allen Rd #10, Lexington, KY 40504
    Click Here to email Lexington AIS office
  • Louisville Al-Anon Information Services, Inc.
    502-458-1234
    4400 Bishop Ln, Ste 104, Louisville, KY 40218
    Hours: M–F, 10am – 2pm
    Click Here to email Louisville AIS office
  • Central Kentucky Literature Distribution Center (LDC)
    3070 Maple Road
    Campbellsville, KY 42718
    Click Here to email Central KY LDC