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1. How often do you have a drink with alcohol? (One drink is one 12-ounce can or bottle of most widely sold beers, one 5-ounce glass of wine, one wine cooler, or one cocktail or 1.5-ounce shot of most hard liquors.)
1 time per month or less
2 to 4 times per month
2 to 3 times per week
4 or more times per week

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 5 or more drinks on 1 occasion?
Less than monthly
Daily or almost daily

4. Are you:

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: 02/09/17
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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