Take The Alcoholism Assessment Quiz
If you’d like to know which signs and symptoms indicate alcoholism in you or your loved one, please take our free alcohol addiction assessment test.
This quiz is based off of the AUDIT test developed by the World Health Organization
(AUDIT stands for Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test). Results Will Remain Confidential.
A FEW SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Here are some important symptoms to look for:
- Has A Relative, Friend, Or Doctor Expressed Concern? Or Are You Getting More & More Concerned For Your Loved One?
- Have You OR Your Loved One Lost Motivation And Drive?
- Are Basic Family & Work Responsibilities Beginning To Slip Because Of It?
- Is It Beginning To Become Harder To Stop Once You Start?
- Have Those Around You Or Your Loved One Been Harmed Because Of Alcohol?
- Do You Fear For You or Your Loved Ones Wellbeing Because Of It?
5 TYPES OF ALCOHOLICS
When most people imagine an alcoholic, they picture a stereotype that seems nothing like themselves. In reality, there are many different types of alcoholics. Those struggling with an alcohol addiction comes from all walks of life. Here are the 5 most common types of alcoholics… do you recognize yourself in any of these?
YOUNG ADULT SUBTYPE
Individuals in the young adult subtype make up 31% of U.S. alcoholics. They drink less frequently than the other subtypes, but when they do drink, they’re likely to overdo it and binge. They typically come from families with low rates of alcoholism.
YOUNG ANTISOCIAL SUBTYPE
Roughly 54% of this subtype have a psychiatric diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD), a condition that’s characterized by at least three of the following:
- Recurring criminal activities
- Regular fights of assaults
- Lack of regard for the safety of others
- Lack of remorse
Many of this type also have other substance addictions, anxiety problems, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
The high-functioning alcoholic is perhaps the furthest from the alcoholic stereotype, leading many to be in denial about their addiction. They’re often successful, with families and stable jobs. 62% of functional alcoholics work full time, and 26% possess a college degree or higher. This subtype makes up 19.5% of U.S. alcoholics.
INTERMEDIATE FAMILIAL SUBTYPE
Individuals in the intermediate familial subtype average an age of 38 years and are usually employed. About 50% of these individual are from families with multigenerational alcoholism, and almost all have experienced clinical depression.
CHRONIC SEVERE SUBTYPE
This is the rarest subtype, making up only 9% of U.S. alcoholics. Most individuals in this subtype are middle-aged and started drinking early. Of the five subtypes, they rate highest for other psychiatric disorders and abuse of other substances. Roughly 80% are from families that struggle with multigenerational alcoholism.