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Take the Quiz: 
Do I 
Have an Alcohol Addiction?

Are you wondering if alcohol is an issue in your life?


15 million americans have an alcohol use disorder.

You might be asking yourself –  “Am I an alcoholic? Do I have a drinking problem?”*

With 10 quick questions, this simple self-test is intended to help you determine if you might need to find out more about alcohol misuse (‘alcohol abuse’)* and alcohol addiction (‘alcoholism’)*. The following questions are to help you review the role that alcohol plays in your life. Remember that the questions do not include other drugs taken for medical and non-medical uses.

The results of this self-test are not intended to constitute a diagnosis and should be used solely as a guide to understanding your substance use and the potential health issues involved with it. The information provided here is not a substitute for a full evaluation by a health professional.
*Note: Facing Addiction with NCADD is actively working to change the cultural norms and stigma associated with addiction – as such, we have included commonly used phrases for the purposes of this test, if you would like to learn about preferred addiction language read our resource Addiction: Defined.


If you scored:

26 and Above (51% or higher)

If you scored 26 or above you are at risk and warrant further diagnostic evaluation for alcohol dependence.

Between 20 and 25 (40% - 50%)

If you scored between 20 and 25 you may want to explore counseling and continue to monitor your drinking.

Between 10 and 20 (20% - 40%)

If you scored between 10 and 20 a primer on problem drinking and continued monitoring of drinking patterns could be helpful.

10 (20%)

If you scored 10 or below, then you might be at low risk of an alcohol problem.

More information about quiz results:

Total scores of 11 or more are potential indicators of hazardous and harmful alcohol use, as well as possible alcohol dependence. Generally speaking, scores in the range of 11-20 represent a medium level of alcohol problems and scores of 21 and above represent a possible high level of alcohol-related problems.

Higher scores indicate a greater likelihood of harmful drinking. Such scores may also reflect greater severity of alcohol problems and dependence, as well as a need for more intensive clinical services.

*The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test was developed by the World Health Organization as a simple method of screening for excessive drinking and to assist in brief assessment.

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