Screening

 

 

 

Questions

Scoring system

Your score

0

1

2

3

4

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

Never

Monthly

or less

2 – 4 times per month

2 – 3 times per week

4+ times per week

How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?

1 -2

3 – 4

5 – 6

7 – 8

10+

How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

If you score more than 8 continue

How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?

Never

Less than monthly

Monthly

Weekly

Daily or almost daily

Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?

No

Yes, but not in the last year

Yes, during the last year

Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

No

Yes, but not in the last year

Yes, during the last year

 

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