Have you ever wondered if your drinking pattern is "normal"?
After several years of helping people overcome their addictions, I have come to realize that most people don't have any idea what constitutes "normal" drinking.
For assessment purposes, a "normal drinker" is defined as someone who drinks the same or less than the average drinker.
This test is copyrighted by the World Health Organization and is available for use for anyone, as long it is offered without charge.
Instructions: The 10 items below refer to how you have behaved during the past year. For each item, indicate the statement that is most true for you, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.
NOTE: If you suspect that you have a drinking or drug problem you should seek help from a health professional regardless of how you score on this screening test.
Some items below ask questions about how many drinks you have had. For the purpose of this screening test, a drink is defined as follows: 1) a single small (8 ounces; 1/2 pint!) glass of beer (not a pint or a pounder), 2) a single shot/measure of liquor/spirits, 3) a single glass of wine (5 oz.).