Information from this alcohol use questionnaire can help determine if you should see a health care professional regarding your alcohol use. It should only be used as a guideline and it does not replace a formal medical evaluation. If you drink alcohol and answer "Yes" to more than one of these questions, talk to your doctor.

  1. Do you drink?
  2. If so, have you ever wondered if you drink too much?
  3. Do you ever drink more than you intend to?
  4. Has there been any change in your tolerance of alcohol?
  5. Has drinking ever caused any problems in your life?
  6. Has a family member ever been concerned about your drinking?
  7. Have you ever decided to quit drinking for a while or cut down your drinking?
  8. Have you felt guilty about your drinking?
  9. Have you ever used sleeping pills, tranquilizers or other drugs?

Publication Review By: Debra Emmite, M.D., Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 03 Apr 2001

Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012