‘Am I an Alcoholic?’ Quiz

Thursday 6th June 2013

Do you think that you could have an alcohol problem? Here’s how you can find out.

All you have to do is to answer each question as honestly as possible and calculate your score at the end of it, which will determine if you need alcoholic help or not.

The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test

Despite being created in 1971, the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) is still one of the most accurate and useful ways to determine if you are an alcoholic or not.

The questions in the MAST test relate to the social, occupational and family problems that come with alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

Please check the scoring alongside each question as they may vary.

The Alcoholic Quiz

  1. Do you think that you are a normal drinker? YES (0) or NO (1)
  2. Do you ever wake up after a night of drinking and you can’t remember what happened at a certain time? YES (1) or NO (0)
  3. Has a family member or friend ever complained about your drinking habits? YES (1) or NO (0)
  4. Can you stop drinking after you’ve had one or two drinks? YES (0) or NO (1)
  5. Do you feel embarrassed, ashamed and guilty about your drinking habits? YES (1) or NO (0)
  6. Have you ever attended an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meeting? YES (1) or NO (0)
  7. Has your drinking ever led to physical violence? YES (1) or NO (0)
  8. Have your drinking ever caused issues between a close family member/friend? YES (1) or NO (0)
  9. Has a family member or friend looked for help because of your drinking problems? YES (1) or NO (0)
  10. Has your drinking habits ended a relationships with a friend? YES (1) or NO (0)
  11. Has your drinking caused problems at work? YES (1) or NO (0)
  12. Has your drinking caused you to lose your job? YES (1) or NO (0)
  13. Has your drinking caused you to neglect things that were once important to you (family, work etc.)? YES (1) or NO (0)
  14. Do you drink at irregular hours of the day? YES (1) or NO (0)
  15. Do you have liver problems? YES (1) or NO (0)
  16. Do you suffer withdrawal symptoms such as hallucinations, Delirium Tremens and body shakes? YES (1) or NO (0)
  17. Have you ever looked for help for your alcohol problems? YES (1) or NO (0)
  18. Have you ever needed medical care to treat your alcohol problems? YES (1) or NO (0)
  19. Have you ever ended up in hospital or in mental health clinic because of your drinking habits? YES (1) or NO (0)
  20. Have you ever looked for help from a medical or mental health professional to help deal with emotional problems caused by your drinking? YES (1) or NO (0)
  21. Have you ever been arrested for drunk driving? YES (1) or NO (0)
  22. Have you ever been arrested for your behaviour while under the influence of alcohol? YES (1) or NO (0)

The Alcoholic Quiz Scoring

If you scored 6 or more, then it’s a clear indication that you may need alcoholic treatment. Should you allow the problem to continue, it may get worse and develop into a full blown addiction.

The best way to treat any drinking problem is to get into an alcohol treatment centre where you will receive medical care, counselling, therapy and education alongside people in similar positions as yourself.

We can provide you with access to the best private alcohol treatment centres in South Africa, the United Kingdom and Thailand. Call us now and let one of our qualified counsellors find the best help for you.

Article by We Do Recover


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