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Alcohol Consumption Quiz

Because alcohol use can affect your health and can interfere with certain medications and treatments, it is important that we ask some questions about your use of alcohol.  Your answers will not be saved or stored so please be honest.  This information is exclusively for your information.

A standard drink is one of the following:

  • Beer - 12oz (usually 1 can)
  • Malt liquor - 8oz (usually half of a single serve bottle)
  • Wine - 5oz (typically less than 1 glass)
  • Hard liquor - 1.5oz (typically less than 1 shot)
NeverMonthly or less2-4 times a month2-3 times a week4 or more times a week
How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
1 or 23 or 45 or 67 to 910 or more
How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
NeverLess than MonthlyMonthlyWeeklyDaily or almost daily
How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?
How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session
How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking?
NoYes, but not in the last yearYes, during the last year
Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?
Has a relative, friend, doctor, or other health care worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?