Alcohol Abuse Quiz

While many adults enjoy alcohol in moderation, nearly 14 million people in the US — 1 of every 13 adults — abuse alcohol or become alcohol dependent. Many people are unaware of their alcohol problem until an alcohol-induced accident or illness occurs. That's why it's important for people who drink alcohol regularly to monitor their drinking patterns. To find out whether you or someone you know has a drinking problem, take this interactive quiz.

One drink is considered to be one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler, one five-ounce glass of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.

Could You or Someone You Know Have a Drinking Problem?

1. Are you taking this quiz for yourself or someone else?

Self: Someone Else:


2. What is your/other person's age?

Under 25: 25-34: 35-44: 45-54: 55-64: 65-74: Over 75:


3. What is your/other person's gender?

Male: Female:


4. How often do you/other person have a drink containing alcohol?

Never: Monthly or less: Two to four times a month: Two to three times a week:
Four or more times a week:


5. How many drinks containing alcohol do you/other person have on a typical day when drinking?

0 to 2: 3 to 4: 5 to 6: 7 to 9: 10 or more:


6. How often do you/other person have six or more drinks on one occasion?

Never: Less than monthly: Monthly: Weekly: Daily or almost daily:


7. How often during the last year have you found that you/other person were not able to stop drinking once started?

Never: Less than monthly: Monthly: Weekly: Daily or almost daily:


8. How often during the last year have you/other person failed to do what was normally expected because of drinking?

Never: Less than monthly: Monthly: Weekly: Daily or almost daily:


9. How often during the last year have you/other person needed a first drink in the morning to get going after a heavy drinking session?

Never: Less than monthly: Monthly: Weekly: Daily or almost daily:


10. How often during the last year have you/other person had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

Never: Less than monthly: Monthly: Weekly: Daily or almost daily:


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

Never: Less than monthly: Monthly: Weekly: Daily or almost daily:


12. Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your/other person's drinking?

No: Yes, but not in the last year: Yes, during the last year:


13. Has a relative, friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your/other person's drinking habits?

No: Yes, but not in the last year: Yes, during the last year:

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