ASSESS YOUR DRINKING

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Because alcohol use can affect your health and can interfere with certain medications and treatments, it is important that we ask some questions about your use of alcohol. Your answers will remain confidential so please be honest.

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
Never
Monthly or Less
2-4 Times a Month
2-3 Times a Week
4 or More Times a Week

2. 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

3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
Never
Less Than Monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or Almost Daily

4. 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
Weekly
Daily or Almost Daily

5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?
Never
Less Than Monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or Almost Daily

6. 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
Weekly
Daily or Almost Daily

7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
Never
Less Than Monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or Almost Daily

8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking?
Never
Less Than Monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or Almost Daily

9. Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?
No
Yes, but not in the last year
Yes, during the last year

10. Has a relative, friend, doctor, or other health care worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
No
Yes, but not in the last year
Yes, during the last year



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