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Concerned About Your Drinking? - Alcohol Self Screening Assessment

This self-assessment tool is designed to assist you in understanding your use of alcohol. Click the "Print" button on your browser to print this page out and then follow the instructions.

The following 10 questions pertain to your use of alcohol beverages during the past year. Check your answers and record the score (the number next to each choice) for each question. In the questions, a "drink" is equal to 10 oz. of beer, 4 oz. of wine, or 1.25 oz. of 80 proof liquor.


1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
___ Never (0)
___ Monthly or less (1)
___ 2 to 4 times a month (2)
___ 2 to 3 times a week (3)
___ 4 or more times a week (4)

2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
___ None (0)
___ 1 or 2 (1)
___ 3 or 4 (2)
___ 5 or 6 (3)
___ 7 to 9 (4)
___ 10 or more (5)

3. How often do you have six or more Drinks on one occasion?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)

4. How often during the last year have you found that you were unable to stop drinking once you had started?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)

5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)

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?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)

7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)

8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)

9. Have you or someone else been injured as a result of  your drinking?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)

10. Has a friend, relative, or a doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
___ Never (0)
___ Less than monthly (1)
___ Monthly (2)
___ Weekly (3)
___ Daily or almost daily (4)


Scoring and Interpretation

Determine your total score by adding up the scores for all 10 questions. A score of 8 or more suggests that a harmful level of alcohol consumption is likely and that you should seek assistance.

About this Instrument

This self-assessment tool is the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) developed by the World Health Organization and tested in a world wide trial.


Personal Assistance Service

If you would like to speak to a counselor about your level of alcohol consumption, contact Duke Personal Assistance Service at 919-416-1PAS.