The Twenty Questions: A Drinking Game
Some friends and I accidentally invented a drinking game from the famous Twenty Questions. The Questions are one of the tools used in Alcoholics Anonymous to help people recognize that they have a problem.
So that puts the game in pretty bad taste. Everyone replaces the word drink with something else. You work around down the questions, and you take a drink every time the answer is No.
Please do not play this game with any alcoholics. I know diagnostics shouldn't be ironic, but if you play with the word drink, and you come out sober, please consider that you may have a problem. Actually no matter what word you play with, sobriety is diagnostic. Also diagnostic: if you play with something that you never do so you can get drunk. Also diagnostic: wanting to play this game. Here are the Twenty Questions, with the word drink ad-libbed out:
- Do you lose time from work due to your _____ing?
- Is _____ing making your home life unhappy?
- Do you _____ because you are shy with other people?
- Is _____ing affecting your reputation?
- Have you ever felt remorse after _____ing?
- Have you gotten into financial dificulties as a result of your _____ing?
- Do you turn to lower companions and an inferior environment when _____ing?
- Does your _____ing make you careless of your family's welfare?
- Has your ambition decreased since _____ing?
- Do you crave a _____ at a definite time daily?
- Do you want a _____ the next morning?
- Does _____ing cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
- Has your efficiency decreased since _____ing?
- Is _____ing jeopardizing your job or business?
- Do you _____ to escape from worries or troubles?
- Do you _____ alone?
- Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of your _____ing?
- Has your physician ever treated you for _____ing?
- Do you _____ to build up your self-confidence?
- Have you ever been in a hospital or institution on account of _____ing?
For your edification, the questions were developed in the 1930s, but they aren't used clinically anymore. They've been replaced by a bunch of acronymous questionnaires.