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Assess Your Alcohol Use and Related Consequences

Take this quick screening measure and find out.

One drink is =

  • 12 ounce (5%) can or bottle of beer or
  • 5 ounce (12%) glass of wine or
  • 1 ½ ounces (80 proof) of hard liquor (e.g., rum, whiskey, vodka) either straight or in a mixed drink
Simply answer the questions by selecting the choice to the right that fits you best. Then check your final score at the bottom.
How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
How often do you have five or more drinks on one occasion?
How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
Has a relative, friend, doctor, or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

 

Your Audit Score:

AUDIT scores typically help people evaluate their alcohol use. Your AUDIT score shows whether you should be concerned about your drinking. Higher scores typically reflect more serious concerns about drinking.

Where do you fit in?
  • Very High (26 -40)
  • High (17 - 25)
  • Medium (8-16)
  • Low (1 - 7)
  • No Problem (0)

If you scored in the Medium, High, or Very High Range (Above 8) you may want to speak to a professional for further screening.  Contact the Healthy Lifestyles Guided Self-Change Program.