Alcohol use
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Use this tool to learn more about how your drinking patterns compare to recommended guidelines.

Assess yourself

The questions below ask about your alcohol use. When answering the following questions use the Guide to Standard Drinks regarding the size of a standard drink. A standard drink measures the amount of alcohol, not the amount of liquid you are drinking.

1. How often do you have six or more standard drinks on one occasion?
2. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
3. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
4. How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
5. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
6. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
7. Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?
8. Has a relative, friend, doctor, or other health care worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?