Drinking patterns differ among cultures, person-to-person, or families. If you suspect that you have a drinking or drug problem, you should seek help from a behavioral specialist or your primary care doctor regardless of how you score on the screening tests.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA) states that a person may be at risk for alcohol related problems if alcohol consumption is:
- More than 14 drinks per week for men or more than 4 drinks per occasion
- More than 7 drinks per week for women or more than 3 drinks per occasion
- A drink is defined as 1) a single small (8 ounces, ½ pint) glass of beer, 2) a single shot of liquor, 3) a single glass of wine.
Drinking patterns differ among cultures, person-to-person, or families. If you suspect that you have a drinking or drug problem, you should seek help from a behavioral specialist or your primary care physician regardless of how you score on the following screening tests.
The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test (AUDIT) was developed by the World Health Organization. It is used as a screening tool to help people identify whether they may have a problem with drinking.
This is a four-item test useful for those with severe alcohol misuse.
This is a helpful tool for screening adolescents ages 12-18.
Treatment of addiction varies based on type of drug used, frequency, quantity, and physical symptoms. There are also other variables (i.e., effect on family, work, and personal life). To find the best treatment option, consult with an addiction specialist who will assess the problem and establish a treatment course. Contact us; we are here to help.