Alcohol Addiction Self-Assessment


Am I an Alcoholic?

Are you wondering if you have an addiction to alcohol?

Are you concerned about the role alcohol plays in your life?  With 26 questions, this simple self-test is intended to help you determine if you or someone you know needs to find out more about alcoholism. 

Please Note: This test does not take the drug use into account.  To take a self-test focused on drug use, please click on:
Am I Addicted to Drugs?

Directions:  The following questions are self-test to help you review the role that alcohol plays in your life.

Carefully read each statement. When preparing each response, take into consideration your actions over the course of the past 12 months.

Please be sure to answer every question.

NCADD Self-Test:  What are the Signs of Alcoholism?

1.  Do you drink heavily when you are disappointed, under pressure or have had a quarrel with someone? Yes   No
2.  Can you handle more alcohol now than when you first started to drink? Yes   No
3.  Have you ever been unable to remember part of the previous evening, even though your friends say you didn't pass out? Yes   No
4.  When drinking with other people, do you try to have a few extra drinks when others won't know about it?       Yes   No
5.  Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable if alcohol is not available? Yes   No
6.  Are you more in a hurry to get your first drink of the day than you used to be? Yes   No
7.  Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your drinking? Yes   No
8.  Has a family member or close friend express concern or complained about your drinking? Yes   No
9.  Have you been having more memory "blackouts" recently?  Yes   No
10.  Do you often want to continue drinking after your friends say they've had enough?   Yes   No
11.  Do you usually have a reason for the occasions when you drink heavily? Yes   No
12.  When you're sober, do you sometimes regret things you did or said while drinking? Yes   No
13.  Have you tried switching brands or drinks, or following different plans to control your drinking?         Yes   No
14.  Have you sometimes failed to keep promises you made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your drinking?         Yes   No
15.  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?   Yes   No
16.  Do you try to avoid family or close friends while you are drinking?       Yes   No
17.  Are you having more financial, work, school, and/or family problems as a result of your drinking?    Yes   No
18.  Has your physician ever advised you to cut down on your drinking? Yes   No
19.  Do you eat very little or irregularly during the periods when you are drinking? Yes   No
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?      Yes   No
21.  Have you recently noticed that you can't drink as much as you used to?    Yes   No
22.  Do you sometimes stay drunk for several days at a time?  Yes   No
23.  After periods of drinking do you sometimes see or hear things that aren't there? Yes   No
24.  Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?  Yes   No;
25.  Do you ever feel depressed or anxious before, during or after periods of heavy drinking? Yes   No
26.  Have any of your blood relatives ever had a problem with alcohol?  Yes   No


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