There is no such thing as a stereotypical alcoholic.
Absolutely anyone can become drink dependent. I did. There is no history of drink addiction in my family, my family is not dysfunctional, my parents are not divorced and so on.
What makes me an alcoholic is what I do NOT where or what I come from. To find out more read who is an alcoholic.
Perhaps the most commonly used alcoholism test.
Why? Because it only contains 4 questions and so is very quick to complete.
Used by many addiction professionals to make a quick assessment of an individual.
More comprehensive and accurate questionnaires can be used at a later date to confirm or refute the initial diagnosis.
Would you like to complete the CAGE questionnaire now?
The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test(MAST)is a very simple, self-scoring test that helps assess if you have a drinking problem.
It consists of 22 questions.
It goes into more detail than the CAGE test above.
It is one of the oldest alcoholism tests having been developed in 1971.
The major drawback to the MAST test is that it focuses on problems over the patient’s lifetime, rather than on current problems. So this can mean that people in the early stages of alcoholism slip through the net.
Complete the MAST alcoholism test now.
The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (or SMAST for short) is the little brother of the MAST above.
The difference between the two is that the SMAST only contains 13 questions.
It is used when there is not enough time to use the MAST. This, however, does not seem to overly affect its accuracy in diagnosing alcohol abuse or alcoholism.
Take the The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST) now.
The MAST-G is designed with elderly or geriatric people in mind. This tests questions highlight the special employment and social situations of someone who is retired and how that can relate to alcohol abuse.
Take the The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test – Geriatric Version (MAST-G) now.
Due to the increasing prevalence of alcohol abuse among adolescents and the corresponding rise in teens seeking help for alcohol dependency, the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) created a self-diagnostic test that gives an indication of the state of a teens drinking problem.
To complete it go to Alcoholism And Teenagers Diagnostic Test.
The Drinking Scale Test created by Johns Hopkins University is a simple Yes or No type questionnaire with 20 short questions.
The advantage of this test is that your answers will not only tell you whether you are abusing alcohol, but also at what stage of alcoholism you are at.
Complete the Johns Hopkins test for alcoholism now.
With a 93% accuracy rate the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (or AUDIT for short) is said to be the most accurate of the alcoholism tests.
On top of this it is also particularly effective at identifying the first signs of alcoholism.
Complete this alcoholism questionnaire now.
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