Alcoholism Test for Teens

Self-Assessment: Alcoholism Test for Teens

Seven million teenagers in the U.S. reported drinking one or more alcoholic beverages in the past year. Among those underage drinkers, nearly fifteen

percent consume alcohol at least once every seven days, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

To help heighten awareness of teenage drinking risks, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has developed the following 20-question alcoholism test for teenagers. This easy alcoholism quiz is designed to help teens determine if alcohol and other drugs are impacting their lives. 


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Alcoholism Test for Teenagers

Answer "yes" or "no" to the questions in this alcoholism quiz to determine the role alcohol and other drugs play in your life.

  1. Do you use alcohol or other drugs to build self-confidence?
  2. Do you ever drink or get high immediately after you have a problem at home or at school?
  3. Have you ever missed school due to alcohol or other drugs?
  4. Does it bother you if someone says that you use too much alcohol or other drugs?
  5. Have you started hanging out with a heavy drinking or drug using crowd?
  6. Are alcohol or other drugs affecting your reputation?
  7. Do you feel guilty or bummed out after using alcohol or other drugs?
  8. Do you feel more at ease on a date when drinking or using other drugs?
  9. Have you gotten into trouble at home for using alcohol or other drugs?
  10. Do you borrow money or "do without" other things to buy alcohol and other drugs?
  11. Do you feel a sense of power when you use alcohol or other drugs?
  12. Have you lost friends since you started using alcohol or other drugs?
  13. Do your friends use less alcohol or other drugs than you do?
  14. Do you drink or use other drugs until your supply is all gone?
  15. Do you ever wake up and wonder what happened the night before?
  16. Have you ever been busted or hospitalized due to alcohol or use of illicit drugs?
  17. Do you "turn off" any studies or lectures about alcohol or illicit drug use?
  18. Do you think you have a problem with alcohol or other drugs?
  19. Has there ever been someone in your family with a drinking or other drug problem?
  20. Could you have a problem with alcohol or other drugs?

According to NCADD, if you answer "yes" to any three of the questions on the alcoholism test for teenagers, you may be at risk for developing alcoholism. 

If you answer "yes" to five of the questions on the alcoholism quiz, you should seek professional help. You do have a problem with alcohol and will most likely require some level of treatment to deal with the problem. Talk to your doctor or a counselor, and show them the results of this test.

This is not the only alcoholism test available, but is one of the most often used. This alcoholism quiz is popular because it is relatively short and the questions are easy to answer.

Drinking under the age of 21 is against the law. Yet, legal concerns are only one component of a multitude of significant ramifications related to chronic drinking.

Alcoholism is a lifelong debilitating disease that deteriorates physical and mental health. Left untreated, alcoholism can lead to self-destruction and death. Completing an alcoholism quiz like the one here can be the first step toward recovery.

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