An addiction occurs when the negative effects of drug or alcohol abuse become moderate to severe. If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be struggling with alcoholism then our alcohol abuse quiz can help.

How does the alcohol addiction self-assessment work?

This alcoholism self-assessment is based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), which is used to measure the criteria for addiction. These criteria are measured by the negative impact alcohol abuse has on a person’s life, including physical, psychological, and behavioral measures, and are classified as mild, moderate, and severe.

This alcohol abuse test is designed to indicate the severity of alcohol addiction and suggest whether further action and treatment are required to overcome it.

Answer the below questions in our alcoholic questionnaire honestly based on the past 12 months of alcohol consumption.

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Your substance abuse level is

No current

Your current alcohol consumption is not considered dangerous. However, if you feel a problem may be developing then stop or speak to a professional.

Your substance abuse level is


Your score indicates that you may be abusing alcohol. If left unchecked, unhealthy drinking can lead to a dependence on alcohol forming. Speak to your doctor for information on how to cut down on drinking.

Your substance abuse level is


There is a high possibility that you have developed a tolerance to alcohol and may have a physical alcohol dependence. If left untreated, the negative consequences of dependence can lead to addiction. Support groups, counseling, and outpatient treatment programs can all help reduce alcohol consumption.

Your substance abuse level is


This score indicates that an addiction to alcohol has already formed. Addiction is a disease and can be extremely difficult to beat alone. Luckily, there are many treatment options available to overcome all forms of addiction. Speak to a treatment provider today to get help recovering from alcohol addiction.

Seeking treatment for alcohol addiction

If you scored six or higher on this alcohol addiction self-assessment then it is highly likely that you are suffering from an alcohol use disorder. Getting help for alcohol addiction can be a daunting prospect and it may be tempting to try and overcome it on your own. Studies have proven that seeking addiction treatment through inpatient rehabs or outpatient treatment centers greatly increases the chance of long-term recovery. Visit our rehab directory to find a treatment option that meets your needs near you.