Assessments

The assessment tools on this page are standard tools that you will find in use in almost any alcohol agency. They will give you a valid and reliable assessment of whether you have an alcohol problem and whether you are physically dependent on alcohol.

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Would this website benefit you?

10 Questions

The assessment on this page is a questionnaire that is used by doctors and alcohol agencies through the world.  It is an instrument for screening for alcohol problems.  It is used here purely to allow you to decide whether this website would be useful to you.  The tools that you will find in the website are much more sophisticated and interactive.  Complete the instrument and find out if your score would be considered problematic.

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




2. How many units or standard drinks of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?




3. How often do you have six or more units of alcohol on one occasion?




4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?




5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?




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?




7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?




8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?




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


10. Has a relative or friend or doctor or another health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?