Am I Alcoholic Screening Test – Updated

Am I Alcoholic Screening Test

Created by National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc., the Am I Alcoholic Screening Test – Updated allows individuals along with licensed trained professionals to develop an understanding the extent of ones alcoholism and/or dependence on alcohol.

“Alcoholism is a well documented pathological reaction to unresolved grief” -David Cook

Complete the test by responding to each statement by checking “Yes” or “No” to each of the 26 items.


    1. Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you are drinking?YesNo

    2. Do you drink heavily when you are disappointed, under pressure or have had a quarrel with someone?YesNo

    3. Can you handle more alcohol now than when you first started to drink?YesNo

    4. Have you ever been unable to remember part of the previous evening, even though your friends say you didn't pass out?YesNo

    5. When drinking with other people, do you try to have a few extra drinks when others won't know about it?YesNo

    6. Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable if alcohol is not available?YesNo

    7. Are you more in a hurry to get your first drink of the day than you used to be?YesNo

    8. Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your drinking?YesNo

    9. Has a family member or close friend expressed concern or complained about your drinking?YesNo

    10. Have you been having more memory blackouts recently?YesNo

    11. Do you often want to continue drinking after your friends say they've had enough?YesNo

    12. Do you usually have a reason for the occasions when you drink heavily?YesNo

    13. When you're sober, do you sometimes regret things you did or said while drinking?YesNo

    14. Have you tried switching brands or drinks, or following different plans to control your drinking?YesNo

    15. Have you sometimes failed to keep promises you made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your drinking?YesNo

    16. Have you ever had a DWI driving while intoxicated or DUI driving under the influence of alcohol violation, or any other legal problem related to your drinking?YesNo

    17. Are you having more financial, work, school, and/or family problems as a result of your drinking?YesNo

    18. Has your physician ever advised you to cut down on your drinking?YesNo

    19. Do you eat very little or irregularly during the periods when you are drinking?YesNo

    20. Do you sometimes have the shakes in the morning and find that it helps to have a little drink, tranquilizer or medication of some kind?YesNo

    21. Have you recently noticed that you can't drink as much as you used to?YesNo

    22. Do you sometimes stay drunk for several days at a time?YesNo

    23. After periods of drinking do you sometimes see or hear things that aren't there?YesNo

    24. Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?YesNo

    25. Do you ever feel depressed or anxious before, during or after periods of heavy drinking?YesNo

    26. Have any of your blood relatives ever had a problem with alcohol?YesNo

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    *Submission of this assessment does not qualify nor exclude you from our Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program.
    This is provided as a preliminary screening to assess the extent of current and past alcoholism.

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