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Alcohol Screening Self-Assessment

This self-assessment tool will help you understand your use of alcohol.

Please print out this page and mark your answers on paper.

These questions pertain to your use of alcoholic beverages during the past year. Mark your answers and follow the scoring instructions below.

In the questions, a "drink" is equal to 10 oz. (300 ml) of beer, 4 oz. (120 ml) of wine, or 1.25 oz. (37.5 ml) of 80-proof liquor.

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
Never (0)
Monthly or less (1)
2 to 4 times a month (2)
2 to 3 times a week (3)
4 or more times a week (4)
2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
None(0)
1 or 2 (1)
3 or 4 (2)
5 or 6 (3)
7 to 9 (4)
10 or more (5)
3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)
4. How often during the last year have you found that you were unable to stop drinking once you had started?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)
5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)
6. How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)
7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)
8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)
9. Have you or someone else been injured as the result of your drinking?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)
10. Has a relative, friend, or a doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
Never (0)
Less than monthly (1)
Monthly (2)
Weekly (3)
Daily or almost daily (4)

Scoring and interpretation

Determine your score by adding up the scores for all 10 questions (a score follows each answer in parentheses). A total score of 8 or more indicates that a harmful level of alcohol consumption is likely and that you should seek help.

About this instrument

This self-assessment tool is the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), developed by the World Health Organization and tested in a worldwide trial.

This tool should only be used as a guide to help you assess your alcohol use.

See also

Counseling