What defines alcoholism?

Substance Abuse Self Test
1. Have I tried to stop drinking for a week or so, but could not do it?
2. Have I wished people would stop talking aout my drinking?
3. Have I changed types or drinks to try not to get drunk?
4. Do I ever need to drink to get going in the morning?
5. Do I envy people who can drink without getting into trouble?
6. Does my drinking cause problems at home?
7. Does my drinking cause problems with other people?
8. Do I try to get extra drinks?
9. Have I tried to stop drinking but still got drunk?
10. Have I missed work or cut school because of drinking?
11. Do I have blackouts -- times I cannot remember?
12. Would my life be better if I quit drinking?

Alcoholics Anonymous suggests seeking treatment or support if you answered yes to any of these questions.
Below are support groups designed to help those effected by alcoholism:
Alcoholics Anonymous:

SMART Recovery: