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Are You Alcohol Dependent?

This simple test is surprisingly accurate

How It Works

Note of your score by selecting the most appropriate answer from each of the 10 questions.

To correctly answer some of these questions you need to know the definition of a drink.

 

This is one unit of alcohol

 

…and each of these is more than one unit

AUDIT Scoring System
0 1 2 3 4
How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? Never Monthly or less 2 – 4 times per month 2 – 3 times per week 4+ times per week
How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking? 0 – 2 3 – 4 5 – 6 7 – 9 10+
How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
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 Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking? No Yes, but not in the last year Yes, during the last year
Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down? No Yes, but not in the last year Yes, during the last year

Scoring: 0 – 7 Lower risk, 8 – 15 Increasing risk, 16 – 19 Higher risk, 20+ Possible dependence

If you score 10 or more…

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