1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
A unit of alcohol is one standard drink. Examples of one standard drink include:
- 12 oz can of beer with about 5% alcohol
- 5 fl oz of wine (roughly 12% alcohol)
- 1.5 fl oz shot of spirits like vodka, rum, or whiskey (about 40% alcohol)
How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?
How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
Has a relative or friend or a doctor or another health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?