Drinking Locus of Control Scale

The Drinking Locus of Control Scale
1. People drink because circumstances force them to
2. Most people do not realize that drinking problems are influenced by accidental happenings
3. I feel so helpless in some situations that I need a drink
4. Trouble at work or home drives me to drink
5. Without the right breaks one cannot stay sober
6. Many times there are circumstances that force you to drink
7. I get so upset over small arguments that they cause me to drink
8. Staying sober depends mainly on things going right for you
9. When I see a bottle‚ I cannot resist taking a drink
10. Oftentimes‚ other people drive one to drink
11. It is impossible for me to resist drinking if I am at a party where others are drinking
12. Those who are successful in quitting drinking are the ones who are just plain lucky
13. I feel powerless to prevent myself from drinking when I am anxious or unhappy
14. I cannot feel good unless I am drinking
15. As far as drinking is concerned‚ most of us are victims of forces we can neither understand nor control
16. I feel completely helpless when it comes to resisting a drink
17. It is impossible for some people to ever stop drinking
18. It is difficult for alcoholics to have much control over their drinking
19. If someone offers me a drink‚ I cannot refuse him
20. Sometimes I cannot understand how people can control their drinking
21. Once I start to drink I can’t stop
22. I just cannot handle my problems unless I take a drink first
23. Most of the time I can’t understand why I continue to drink
24. I have no will power when it comes to drinking
25. Drinking is my favorite form of entertainment