Have you ever found yourself:
- Drinking more or for longer than the you meant to?
- Wanting to cut down or stop drinking but not managing to?
- Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from drinking?
- Experiencing cravings and urges to drink?
- Not managing to do what you should at work, home or school, because of your drinking?
- Continuing to drink, even when it causes problems in relationships?
- Giving up important social, occupational or recreational activities because of your drinking?
- Continuing to drink, even when it puts the you in danger?
- Continuing to drink, even when the you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by your drinking?
- Needing to drink more to get the effect you want?
- Development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by drinking?
The possible severity of the issue can be measured by the number of the “Yes” answers you gave.
2-3 may indicate a mild problem
4-5 may indicate a moderate problem, and
6 or more may indicate a severe substance use disorder.