The following alcohol use questionnaire will give you a good idea of whether or not you need to take action. Complete the following questions and see how you score at the end.
The questionnaire is for guidance purposes only. You should always seek the advice of your GP if in doubt.
How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
How many standard drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when drinking?
How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
During the past year, how often have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
During the past year, how often have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?
During the past year, how often have you needed a drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
During the past year, how often have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
During the past year, have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?