Alcohol Test

Cutting back, stopping for a bit or quitting drinking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health.  And there are lots of benefits associated with reducing your alcohol intake. The most important is the reduced risk of harm to your health, but there are are also other benefits that may help improve your general well-being and happiness.

Some of these improvements include brighter mood, better sleep, better concentration, more energy, slimmer waist-line, better sex life, healthier skin, improved mental health, lower blood pressure and less chance of liver disease and various types of cancer.

Begin your transformation to improved health by completing the Alcohol Test (AUDIT, Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) below which will measure and identify if you are engaging in hazardous or harmful patterns of alcohol consumption.  The test was developed by the World Health Organisation as a simple method of screening for excessive drinking.  It also provides a framework for intervention to help hazardous and harmful drinkers reduce or cease alcohol consumption and thereby avoid the harmful consequences of their drinking.

All results are strictly confidential.

1) How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
2) How many standard drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when drinking?
3) How often do you have (6) six or more drinks on one occasion?
4) During the past year, how often have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
5) During the past year, how often have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?
6) During the past year, how often have you needed a drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
7) During the past year, how often have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
8) During the past year, have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
9) Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
10) Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?


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