These are just a few questions one can ask themselves if they think they are on the verge of being an alcoholic:

1. Are people close to me complaining about my drinking?

2. Am I drinking before I go out to social events to get a “head start”?

3. How much time am I spending drinking alone?

4. How often am I nursing a hangover?

5. Is the time I spend drinking interfering with more important things I should be taking care of?