Am I an Alcoholic Quiz? Self-Assessment

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Depending on factors such as the type of spirits and the recipe, one mixed drink can contain from one to three or more standard drinks.

Ready? Here are your 10 questions (as asked in the self-assessment version of the AUDIT tool):

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
Because alcohol use can affect your health and can interfere with certain medications and treatments, it is important that we ask some questions about your use of alcohol. Your answers will remain confidential so please be honest. Place an X in the right-hand column next to the response that best describes your answer to each question.
Question Response   Points Score
1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? Never
[Skip to Qs 9-10]
0
Monthly or less 1
2 – 4 times a month 2
2 – 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? 1 or 2 0
3 or 4 1
5 or 6 2
7, 8, or 9 3
10 or more 4
3. How often do you have 6 or more drinks on one occasion? Never 0
Less than monthly 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
Skip to Questions 9 and 10 if Total Score for Questions 2 and 3 = 0
4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able 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 an alcoholic 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 experienced memory loss – being 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 a result of your drinking? No 0
Yes, but not in the last year 2
Yes, during the last year 4
10. Has a friend, relative, doctor or other healthcare worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down? No 0
Yes, but not in the last year 2
Yes, during the last year 4
  Total Points:  
What Does Your Score Mean?
AUDIT Score Risk About Your Score What’s Next?
7 or less Zone I If you score 7 or less, your level of drinking is not considered harmful. Educate yourself fully about the dangers of using alcohol.
8 – 15 Zone II If you score between 8 and 15, your level of drinking is considered harmful. You should seek professional advice on the most appropriate ways to reduce your drinking. Reduce your level of drinking. Seek advice on the most appropriate ways to do this from your family physician or an addiction specialist.
16 – 19 Zone III If you score between 16 and 19, your level of drinking is considered hazardous. You need professional counseling and your level of drinking requires continued monitoring. Seek professional advice and counseling through your family physician or an addiction specialist.
20 or more Zone IV If you score 20 or more, your level of drinking is considered dangerous and can indicate an alcohol use disorder (AUD). You need to be referred to a clinical specialist for diagnosis and treatment. Seek a referral to a clinical specialist for diagnosis and treatment through your family physician or an addiction specialist.

Please remember, this is a primary screening tool – a first step, if you like, and it is used to help reduce alcohol-related problems and risks. However, you can use your score to make decisions with your family physician or an addiction specialist about what you should do next, if that is required.

The AUDIT screening tool is also a series of guidelines, and if a referral to a clinical specialist is needed, they will take into account much more information, including:

  • Your current medical condition
  • Your family’s history of alcohol problems
  • A physical examination, and
  • Laboratory testing, if required.

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