The questions below will help you determine the status of your relationship with alcohol:
Do you ever have thoughts like these?
I think I drink like everyone else, but is this really normal drinking?
Once I start drinking, I don’t want to stop. Or I can’t stop.
I deserve to let loose on the weekends.
My spouse claims to be in control of the alcohol, but I don’t know. Am I married to an alcoholic?
I just want a glass of wine or two. Why do I finish the bottle most nights?
I work hard, pay my bills and take care of my kids. Why am I drowning in shame?
My marriage is a wreck. I drink to relax and ease the stress, but things seem to keep getting worse.
Alcoholics sleep in the gutter and beat their wives. I can’t help but feel like something’s not quite right, but I can’t be an alcoholic.
My name is Matt Salis, and I’m a high-functioning alcoholic in permanent sobriety.
I’ve had all of these thoughts and many, many more while debating my alcoholic status. The mental gymnastics were all consuming and relentless, and now I’ve dedicated my life to helping others find freedom from alcohol induced suffering.
In my decades of studying the destruction of consistent and abusive drinking, both through personal experience and exhaustive research, I’ve learned a lot about the subtle and insidious transition from social, moderate consumption to addiction. The invisible line that separates controlled drinking from alcoholism can sneak up on us with devastating consequences. That’s why I’ve put together these 17 questions to help you better evaluate your relationship with alcohol.
The variety of the questions is designed to help you understand your relationship with alcohol no matter where you fall on the spectrum of concerned drinkers. The first 15 questions will give you a feel for where you stand. The last two questions, however, will tell you everything you need to know about your future with alcohol.
Your answers to the last two questions will provide a clear direction for what you need to do next.
Do you need to cut down? Do you need to stop drinking altogether? Can you return to the moderate, normal drinking of your past? The answers to these and all of your questions await. I want to give you the tools you need to analyze your relationship with alcohol, and make any changes to your drinking you determine to be necessary.
Record Your Answers
I want you to be as honest as possible, so I’m going to help you protect your privacy. There are no buttons to click or answers to submit, because I don’t want access to your most private information. You are the only person who will know how you answer this survey. Please keep track of how many questions you answer “yes” and how many you answer “no.” When you are done, I’ll provide a self evaluation guide.
Are you ready? I want to send you the 17 questions that will bring your relationship with alcohol into clear view and out of the haze of questionable drinking. When you provide your email address below, I’ll send you my Drinking Status Survey, as well as my survey results analysis guide to help you understand what your answers to my questions mean to you.
You’ll also receive immediate access to my two big questions that will help you know what you need to do next. These last two questions changed my life and brought the mental gymnastics of painful and incessant analysis of my relationship with alcohol to an end.
In addition, I’ll send you links to all of my ebooks to help you make any necessary changes in your life. The ebooks are absolutely free and have been downloaded tens of thousands of times, and they have helped countless people find freedom from the shame and stigma of problematic drinking.
Just like I don’t record your survey answers to protect your privacy, I promise to protect your name and email address, and keep them 100% confidential. I’ll never sell, trade or share your information with anyone. I’ve been there. I understand the importance of trust and privacy. I want to get to know you and potentially help you. I’ll never violate your confidence in me.