Take the Alcohol Quiz
Depending on factors such as the type of spirits and the recipe, one mixed drink can contain from one to three or more standard drinks.
Ready? Here are your 10 questions (as asked in the self-assessment version of the AUDIT tool):
|What Does Your Score Mean?|
|AUDIT Score||Risk||About Your Score||What’s Next?|
|7 or less||Zone I||If you score 7 or less, your level of drinking is not considered harmful.||Educate yourself fully about the dangers of using alcohol.|
|8 – 15||Zone II||If you score between 8 and 15, your level of drinking is considered harmful. You should seek professional advice on the most appropriate ways to reduce your drinking.||Reduce your level of drinking. Seek advice on the most appropriate ways to do this from your family physician or an addiction specialist.|
|16 – 19||Zone III||If you score between 16 and 19, your level of drinking is considered hazardous. You need professional counseling and your level of drinking requires continued monitoring.||Seek professional advice and counseling through your family physician or an addiction specialist.|
|20 or more||Zone IV||If you score 20 or more, your level of drinking is considered dangerous and can indicate an alcohol use disorder (AUD). You need to be referred to a clinical specialist for diagnosis and treatment.||Seek a referral to a clinical specialist for diagnosis and treatment through your family physician or an addiction specialist.|
Please remember, this is a primary screening tool – a first step, if you like, and it is used to help reduce alcohol-related problems and risks. However, you can use your score to make decisions with your family physician or an addiction specialist about what you should do next, if that is required.
The AUDIT screening tool is also a series of guidelines, and if a referral to a clinical specialist is needed, they will take into account much more information, including:
- Your current medical condition
- Your family’s history of alcohol problems
- A physical examination, and
- Laboratory testing, if required.