If your drinking is causing you concern, or you’re worried about someone else’s drinking, it may be time to seek advice.
The first step is determining whether you might be at risk of a drinking problem and, if so, how severe it is. Reliable tools are available to guide you, including the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, or AUDIT, developed by the World Health Organization (1). It is a brief assessment widely used by health practitioners around the world. It can help identify whether you are at risk and next steps in getting help.
The Drinking Self-Assessment Test offered here is based on the AUDIT. It reflects WHO’s original screening questions and scoring. This self-assessment test distinguishes three categories– “low-risk”, “risky”, and “problem” drinking, based on the AUDIT score: