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Are you dependent on alcohol?

Assess the level of your alcohol dependence and get advice on what this means.

Please fill in the following questionnaire selecting one of the options for each question. Click the ‘Calculate’ button below to find out if you are likely to have an addiction to a particular drug.

Questions Part 1: Please indicate below the physical symptoms that you have experienced first thing in the morning during typical periods of heavy drinking.

I Wake Up Feeling Sweaty.


My hands shake first thing in the morning.


My whole body shakes violently first thing in the morning if I don’t have a drink.


I wake up absolutely drenched in sweat.


Questions Part 2: The following statements refer to moods and states of mind you may have experienced during these periods of heavy drinking.

I dread waking up in the morning.


I am afraid of meeting people first thing in the morning.


I feel at the edge of despair when I first wake up.


I feel very frightened when I wake up.


Questions Part 3: The following statements refer to morning drinking habits during any recent period when you were drinking heavily, and periods like it.

I like to have a morning drink.


I always gulp my first few morning drinks down as quickly as possible.


I drink in the morning to get rid of the shakes.


I have a very strong craving for a drink when I wake up.


Questions Part 4:The following statements refer to a degree of alcohol consumption during any recent period of heavy drinking and periods like it.

I drink more than a quarter of a bottle of spirits per day i.e. 4 doubles or 1 bottle of wine or 4 pints of beer/lager..


I drink more than half a bottle of spirits per day or 2 bottles of wine or 8 pints of beer/lager.


I drink more than one bottle of spirits per day or 4 bottles of wine or 15 pints of beer/lager.


I drink more than two bottles of spirits per day or 8 bottles of wine or 30 pints of beer/lager.


Questions Part 5: Imagine the following situations. You have been completely off drink for a few weeks and you then drink very heavily for two days. How would you feel the morning after those two days of heavy drinking?

I would start to sweat.


My hands hands would shake.


My body would shake.


I would be craving for a drink.







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