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If you find yourself in need of immediate help, call Emergency Services – 911.

These are examples of situations that you should seek immediate help:

  • Thinking about ending your life or trying to end your life.
  • Feeling scared because you’re experiencing sensations that aren’t real and/or beliefs that can’t possibly be true.
  • Becoming unable to care for yourself, and it’s putting you at risk of serious harm.
  • Experiencing an alcohol or any other drug overdose.
  • Taking a dangerous combination of substances (like medications and alcohol).

Call 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433), Live Chat or SMS/Text: Text 45645 anytime if you are considering suicide or are concerned about someone who may be. 

For other phone, chat or text support options, visit our Get Support section.

19+ Alcohol Use Self-check

This self-check tool is designed for people 19 and older. If you are under 19 click here.

This screening tool is designed to help identify problems with alcohol use. It does not consider all possible problems associated with alcohol use. The tool is not designed to provide a diagnosis. Only a professional can make a diagnosis.

When you are answering the questions, keep in mind what a “drink” is:

We will not share your answers or any information about you with anyone. Please see our privacy policy for more information.

World Health Organization. (2001). AUDIT: The alcohol use disorders identification test. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/substance_abuse/publications/audit/en/

Let's get started
I identify as
Male
Female
Trans
Enter your own
Prefer not to answer
How old are you?
19-25
26-30
31 or older
Prefer not to answer
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
How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
1 - 2
3 - 4
5 - 6
7 - 9
10 or more
How often do you have four or more drinks on one occasion?
Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily
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
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
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
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
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
Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?
No
Yes, but not in the last year
Yes, during the last year
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
I am taking this test
To learn about myself
For fun; just playing around
Professional interest
To try and understand somebody
Prefer not to answer
Have you received help for your drinking from a professional in the past year?
No
Yes
Prefer not to answer

Your results

Based on your answers there are few concerns about your use of alcohol. There is a low likelihood that your use of alcohol has caused you harm or problems.

Even though your alcohol use is not causing problems right now, it’s important to stay informed about alcohol use and ways to reduce risks.

What you should know

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Alcohol, like other drugs and substances, can cause problems depending on the quantity and how it is used. Alcohol affects different people in different ways and the effects of alcohol depend on many factors. It’s important to be aware of the risks that are associated with alcohol use so it doesn’t cause problems for you down the road.

What you can do

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Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Learning more about alcohol use and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn how to cut down or stop drinking.

  3. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

Your answers suggest there is some reason for concern about your alcohol use.

You may be drinking often or quite a lot at any one time, and you may be experiencing some negative effects. Left unchecked, there is potential for more serious problems to emerge. Learning more about alcohol and its effects, or about stress management and lifestyle changes, can help you reduce the potential for harmful consequences.

What you should know

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Alcohol, like other drugs and substances, can cause problems depending on the quantity and how it is used. Alcohol affects different people in different ways and the effects of alcohol depend on many factors. It’s important to be aware of the risks that are associated with alcohol use so it doesn’t cause problems for you down the road.

When alcohol use is associated with a number of problems in one’s life it should not be ignored. Many people are successful in making changes that will result in them feeling healthier and less likely to have problematic alcohol use.

What you can do

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Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Learning more about alcohol use and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn how to cut down or stop drinking.

  3. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

Your answers suggest there are serious concerns about your alcohol use. You are likely drinking a lot or binge drinking and are experiencing some negative effects. For example, your alcohol use may be interfering with your ability to function at work, school or socially.

You may be drinking often or quite a lot at any one time, and you may be experiencing some negative effects. Left unchecked, there is potential for more serious problems to emerge. Learning more about alcohol and its effects, or about stress management and lifestyle changes, can help you reduce the potential for harmful consequences.

What you should know

add

Alcohol, like other drugs and substances, can cause problems depending on the quantity and how it is used.

When alcohol use is associated with a number of problems in one’s life it should not be ignored. Many people are successful in making changes that will result in them feeling healthier and less likely to have problematic alcohol use.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn how to cut down or stop drinking.

  2. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

  3. Learning more about alcohol use and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.

Your answers suggest there are very serious concerns about your alcohol use. You are likely drinking a lot or binge drinking and are experiencing some negative effects. For example, your alcohol use may be interfering with your ability to function at work, school or socially.

You may be drinking often or quite a lot at any one time, and you may be experiencing some negative effects. Left unchecked, there is potential for more serious problems to emerge. Learning more about alcohol and its effects, or about stress management and lifestyle changes, can help you reduce the potential for harmful consequences.

What you should know

add

Alcohol, like other drugs and substances, can cause problems depending on the quantity and how it is used. When alcohol use is associated with a number of problems in one’s life it should not be ignored. Many people are successful in making changes that will result in them feeling healthier and less likely to have problematic alcohol use.

What you can do

add

Based on your answers, we recommend:

  1. To find support in your community, online or over the phone go to the Get Support section.

  2. Check out Apps and Tools if you want to learn how to cut down or stop drinking.

  3. Learning more about alcohol use and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in your life.