Is alcohol a problem for me?

To determine whether you or someone you care about has a problem with alcohol, take this simple questionnaire on alcohol use. It's quick, easy and anonymous. Your score will indicate whether your drinking habits may be of concern.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) was developed by Professor John Saunders (who leads the Alcohol Program at St John of God) in conjunction with the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is widely used by healthcare professionals worldwide to determine the level of risk posed by a person's drinking habits.

Please answer each question by checking the circle next to your choice. Pick the answer that is closest to your situation.

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  • Never
  • Monthly or less
  • Two to four times a month
  • Two to three times per week
  • Four or more times a week
 
How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
  • 1 or 2
  • 3 or 4
  • 5 or 6
  • 7 to 9
  • 10 or more
 
How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
  • Never
  • Less than monthly
  • Monthly
  • Two to three times per week
  • Four or more times per week
 
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
  • Two to three times per week
  • Four or more times per week
 
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
  • Never
  • Less than monthly
  • Monthly
  • Two to three times per week
  • Four or more times per week
 
How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
  • Never
  • Less than monthly
  • Monthly
  • Two to three times per week
  • Four or more times per week
 
How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
  • Never
  • Less than monthly
  • Monthly
  • Two to three times per week
  • Four or more times per week
 
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
  • Two to three times per week
  • Four or more times per week
 
Have you or someone 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, or a doctor or other health worker, been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
  • No
  • Yes but not in the last year
  • Yes during the last year
 
Please answer each question before proceeding.
Your score was  and indicates that you are in the category of


If you are concerned about your drinking or someone else's,
call us on 1300 857 427.