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1. How often do you have a drink with alcohol? (One drink is defined as 12 ounces or 360 milliliters (mL) of beer, 5 ounces or 150 mL of wine, or a 1.5-ounce or 45-mL shot of liquor.)
Don't drink
One or less drinks per day and no more than 7 drinks per week
Three or less drinks on any single day and no more than 7 drinks per week
Four or less drinks on any single day and no more than 14 drinks per week
More than 14 drinks per week
More than 4 drinks on any single day

2. How many drinks with alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
I do not drink or 1 drink
1 to 2 drinks
3 to 4 drinks
5 to 6 drinks
7 to 9 drinks
Greater than or equal to 10 drinks

3. How often in the last year have you had 4 or more drinks on one occasion?
Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily

4. Are you:
Male
Female


How to Use

Welcome to the Risky Drinking Assessment. These questions will help you find out if you have a problem with alcohol.

If you or others around you are concerned about your drinking, your answers can help you decide whether you should seek help from a professional.


Review Date: 01/14/19
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.
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