Adult Children of Alcoholics Screening Quiz
Have You Been Affected More Than You Realize?
If you can say “ yes” to many of the following questions,
you might be an Adult Child of an Alcoholic.*
* many of us have found a grandparent or other relative who was an alcoholic or addict instead of our own parents and still we grew up with the problem.
1: Do people in authority tend to frighten you?
2: Do you find yourself constantly seeking the approval from others?
3: Do you see yourself as a victim or look at the world from the perspective of a victim?
4: Do you sometimes consider the needs of others to the point of neglecting your own wants or needs?
5: Have you ever had relationships with people who need taken care of or need you to rescue them?
6: Do you tend to judge yourself harshly, especially when things do not turn out perfectly?
7: Do you find that you have difficulty having fun?
8: Do you feel that you are basically different from other 'normal' people?
9: Do you have a tendency to be either super responsible or super irresponsible?
10: Do you have difficulty having intimate relationships?
11: Do you have a tendency to isolate yourself from others, especially when things are not going well?
12: When others disapprove of you, do you feel you need to change their mind?
13: Have you ever been in a relationship with an alcoholic, addict or other compulsive person?
14: Do angry people tend to frighten you?
15: Do you enjoy being on the edge or like taking risks?
16: Is it easier to give into the demands of others than stand up for yourself?
17: Do you have difficulty in telling others about your feelings?
18: Do you tend to hold on to relationships, even if they become one-sided or painful?
19: Do you tend to lock yourself into a course of action even if it appears it will not turn out as you planned?
20: Do you feel that you spend a lot of time cleaning up problems created by others?