Do I have a problem? 

This short self-assessment can give you some insight into if you may have a problem with alcohol.  However, this self-assessment should not be construed as offering clinical advice. The specific advice of a licensed clinician is recommended before acting on any matter covered in this tool. 

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), developed in 1982 by the World

Health Organization, is a simple way to screen and identify people at risk of alcohol

problems.

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

(0) Never (Skip to Questions 9-10)

(1) Monthly or less

(2) 2 to 4 times a month

(3) 2 to 3 times a week

(4) 4 or more times a week

2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you

are drinking?

(0) 1 or 2

(1) 3 or 4

(2) 5 or 6

(3) 7, 8, or 9

(4) 10 or more

3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?

(0) Never

(1) Less than monthly

(2) Monthly

(3) Weekly

(4) Daily or almost daily

4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop

drinking once you had started?

(0) Never

(1) Less than monthly

(2) Monthly

(3) Weekly

(4) Daily or almost daily

5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally

expected from you because of drinking?

(0) Never

(1) Less than monthly

(2) Monthly

(3) Weekly

(4) Daily or almost daily

6. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what

happened the night before because you had been drinking?

(0) Never

(1) Less than monthly

(2) Monthly

(3) Weekly

(4) Daily or almost daily

7. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink first thing

in the morning to get yourself going after a night of heavy drinking?

(0) Never

(1) Less than monthly

(2) Monthly

(3) Weekly

(4) Daily or almost daily

8. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse

after drinking?

(0) Never

(1) Less than monthly

(2) Monthly

(3) Weekly

(4) Daily or almost daily

9. Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?

(0) No

(2) Yes, but not in the last year

(4) Yes, during the last year

10. Has a relative, friend, doctor, or another health professional expressed

concern about your drinking or suggested you cut down?

(0) No

(2) Yes, but not in the last year

(4) Yes, during the last year

Add up the points associated with answers. If you have a total score of 8 or more that indicates potential harmful

drinking behavior.  Regardless of your score, we are here to help.  Contact one of our facilities to schedule an assessment.  

Reference: Babor, T.F.; de la Fuente, J.R.; Saunders, J.; and Grant, M. AUDIT. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Guidelines for use in primary health care. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1992.

Alcohol Self-Assessment 

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