Alcohol Abuse Screening Quiz

Answering these 20 questions will give you an idea if your drinking patterns are safe, risky or harmful. The test is completely confidential and anonymous; your results are not recorded; and are available only to you. You will not be asked for any personal identifying information.

This quiz was developed by the Office of Health Care Programs, Johns Hopkins University Hospital. If you consume alcoholic beverages, this quiz can give you an idea how your drinking may fall into harmful patterns and indicate whether or not you have a drinking problem.

This quiz does not provide a diagnosis of alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence or alcoholism. The results cannot substitute for a full evaluation by a healthcare professional, and should only be used as a guide to understanding your alcohol use and its potential health issues.

When answering the questions, use the last 12 months as a frame of reference. Be honest with yourself, only you will see the results of your test and you can only benefit if your answers are accurate.

Q: Do you lose time from work due to drinking?

Q: Is drinking making your homelife unhappy?

Q: Do you drink because you are shy with other people?

Q: Is drinking affecting your reputation?

Q: Have you ever felt remorse after drinking?

Q: Have you had financial difficulties as a result of drinking?

Q: Do you turn to inferior companions and environments when drinking?

Q: Does your drinking make you careless of your family's welfare?

Q: Has your ambition decreased since drinking?

Q: Do you crave a drink at a definite time daily?

Q: Do you want a drink the next morning?

Q: Does drinking cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?

Q: Has your efficiency decreased since drinking?

Q: Is drinking jeopardizing your job or business?

Q: Do you drink to escape from worries or trouble?

Q: Do you drink alone?

Q: Have you ever had a loss of memory as a result of drinking?

Q: Has your physician ever treated you for drinking?

Q: Do you drink to build up your self confidence?

Q: Have you ever been to a hospital or institution on account of drinking?


According to the Office of Health Care Programs, Johns Hopkins University Hospital, developers of this screening quiz, if you answered 3 of these questions with a Yes it is a definite sign that your drinking patterns are harmful and possibly considered alcohol dependent or alcoholic. You may want to seek an evaluation by a healthcare professional.








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