Is AA For You?
An Introduction to the A.A. Program
Symptoms of alcoholism are summed up in 12 questions most A.A.s had to answer to identify themselves as alcoholics.
"Only you can decide whether you want to give
A.A. a try — whether you think it can help you.
We who are in A.A. came because we finally
gave up trying to control our drinking. We
still hated to admit that we could never drink
safely. Then we heard from other A.A. members
that we were sick. (We thought so for years!)
We found out that many people suffered from
the same feelings of guilt and loneliness and
hopelessness that we did. We found out that we
had these feelings because we had the disease
We decided to try to face up to what alcohol
had done to us. Here are some of the questions
we tried to answer honestly. If we answered YES
to four or more questions, we were in deep
trouble with our drinking. See how you do.
Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to
the fact that you have a problem" Excerpt from Is AA For You?
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