Self esteem is a crucial part of mental health. Without it, we lack motivation and tend to feel depressed or pessimistic about the possibility of making changes. Unfortunately, years of alcoholism can leave anyone with very low self esteem. People begin to feel worthless and not deserving of a better life.

Without improving your levels of self esteem, overcoming alcoholism can be very difficult. Self esteem can often be rebuilt by you taking positive action and achieving your goals.

To start out therefore, it is a good idea to measure your self esteem. Then you can work on improving it.

Consider which would apply to you and tick the appropriate box.


Almost never Sometimes Often
On the whole, I am satisfied with myself
I think I am no good at all
I feel that I have a number of good qualities
I feel I do not have much to be proud of
I am able to do things as well as most people
I feel useless or stupid
I am a person of worth at least on an equal level with others
I wish I could have more respect for myself
I think other people like me
Over all, I tend to think I’m a failure
I feel that I deserve to be happy and fulfilled