If you have answered YES to any one of the questions, there is a definite warning that you may be an alcoholic.
If you have answered YES to any two, the chances are that you are an alcoholic.
If you have answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an alcoholic.
This is the biggest crock of shit I have ever read. My grandma is a chairman of the national AA community and a Treasurer of her local sect and NONE of this true.
Tell some of this to my friend who is the lead of his local wine market who has to test beers or wines and grade them alone. Gosh. He's such an alcoholic. Doesn't drink other than at those times, but such a total alchy and he would be under at least 3 of those answers.
Your Grandma will be very familiar with this questionnaire then as it is approved and widely distributed by every A.A. organization world wide.
This "crock of shit" as you so eloquently put it, is the first thing you will see on the literature table at any / every A.A. meeting internationally.
Having volunteered in the Toronto district office's distribution center while on student placement, I know this to be a fact.
Next time you are chatting with your Grandma, ask her about the little yellow "20 questions" brochure...chances are she carries a stack of them in her purse.
The brochure is also available and distributed at non-A.A. facilities whose use alternative forms of treatment.
As someone who's educational and former professional background is in the field of addiction research and recovery I am fully aware that all individual clients should be handled on a case-by-case basis.
The questionnaire provides a potentially useful starting point to address any concerns an individual may have with their alcohol consumption and, as I had previously stated, the concern for change should be prevalent if a pattern is developing with any of these behaviors.
Regardless of your opinion, I am aware that this questionnaire and the tools provided by A.A.and alternative treatment facilities have saved countless numbers of lives, have healed families and relationships and has ended the suffering of those afflicted with the illness of alcoholism.