Are you wondering if alcohol is a problem for you?
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.
*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.
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.