Alcoholic Test

Medically Reviewed By Kayla Loibl | Last Edited: August 28,
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An alcoholic test can be a useful tool to determine if a person has a problem with drinking. An alcoholism quiz may be administered by a medial professional, such as doctor or mental health professional, or it may be of the self-assessment type, which the person takes on his or her own.

Here is another good test to try.

It is often hard for a person to know if he or she has a problem with drinking. There are many issues that need to be considered, and what might be a problem for one person may not be a problem for another. Having access to a reliable alcoholic test can often narrow down the focus so that a person can see where he or she stands.

Another good reason for taking an alcoholism quiz is that they are prepared by professionals who know what to ask. They also know how to interpret the results so that a meaningful decision can be made by the person taking the exam.

Self Alcoholic Test


The following is only one example of what you might see on an alcoholism test. It should be kept in mind that there are dozens of these available. Some contain questions that are much more probing, while others, such as the CAGE Questionnaire, are used for quick assessments.

For any of the many possible questionnaires available one thing is true for all of them. You have to be honest. If your answers are less than truthful, then the results will be flawed.

Answer yes or no to each of the following alcoholism quiz questions:

  1. Do you often miss work because of drinking?
  2. Is your home life a happy one, even when you are drinking?
  3. Do you take a drink to overcome shyness with others?
  4. Has your reputation changed because of drinking?
  5. After drinking, do you feel sorry you did it?
  6. Are your finances affected by your drinking?
  7. Do you meet with people that you otherwise would avoid when drinking?
  8. Have you become careless with your family because of drinking?
  9. Have you lost your ambition since drinking?
  10. Do you need a drink at a certain time of day?
  11. Do you crave a drink the day after a binge?
  12. Have your sleeping habits changed?
  13. Are you less efficient now than you were before drinking?
  14. Is your job in jeopardy because of your drinking?
  15. Do you take a drink to avoid troubles or worrying?
  16. Do you often drink while you are alone?
  17. Have you ever had a black out or loss of memory?
  18. Have you been treated by a doctor for drinking?
  19. Does drinking increase your self-confidence?
  20. Were you hospitalized for drinking in the past?

How to Score Yourself

If you answered yes to at least three of the above alcoholic test questions, you may have an issue with drinking, and you should seek professional guidance.

The above alcoholic test is not intended as a diagnostic tool and is for reference purposes only. The results of this particular alcoholism quiz cannot take the place of an evaluation by a trained medical professional. If your results suggest a problem, then take the time to seek out help. Professional help is readily available both online and off line.

Remember, any alcoholism quiz that you take is only as good as the answers that you give. If you feel self-conscious about taking an alcoholism quiz in front of others, consider taking a private, self-assessment one first.

Lead Writer/Reviewer : Kayla Loibl

Licensed Medical Health Professional 

I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LPC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. Read More

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