Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?

How Does Your Drinking Compare to Those Who Have a Problem?

Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?

You got: No Problem With Alcohol

I got No Problem With Alcohol. Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?
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According to the answers that you provided, it appears that you do not have a drinking problem at all, not even a mild one! If you drink at all, you are probably a low-risk, moderate drinker or what some call a social drinker.

But, you took this quiz for a reason. Was it because you think that you may have a problem with alcohol? Has your drinking pattern changed lately and you are concerned about the change? If you do have some concern about your drinking, you may want to mention it to your healthcare provider and perhaps get a professional assessment.

Or, you just might what to cut back on your drinking for awhile.

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Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?

You got: Mild Alcohol Problem

I got Mild Alcohol Problem. Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?
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Believe it or not, if you provided the same answers you gave on this quiz during a professional alcohol assessment, the evaluator would likely determine that you have a mild alcohol use disorder. You are a long way from being diagnosed as an alcoholic, but there are some indications of problematic drinking.

You may wish to seek a professional evaluation from your healtcare provider, or a trained alcohol and drug counselor, to find out if you may be at risk for developing further alcohol-related problems. In the meantime, you might want to cut back on how much, or how often you drink.

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Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?

You got: Moderate Alcohol Problem

I got Moderate Alcohol Problem. Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?
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Judging from your answers on this quiz, you seem to have developed a drinking problem. Although your drinking would probably be assessed as a "moderate" alcohol use disorder by a professional alcohol evaluator, your drinking has begun to cause problems in your daily life and is putting you at risk for more severe alcohol-related consequences.

Someone who is diagnosed with a moderate alcohol use disorder is usually advised to seek some kind of help, either from a professional treatment provider, from a support group like Alcoholics Anonymous, or both. It could prevent you from developing even more serious problems in the future.

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Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?

You got: Severe Alcohol Use Disorder

I got Severe Alcohol Use Disorder. Could You Have an Alcohol Abuse Problem?
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Based on the responses that you provided to the quiz questions, it is probably no surprise to you that you have a drinking problem. If you provided the same information you gave in this quiz to a professional alcohol and drug counselor, you would more than likely be diagnosed with a severe alcohol use disorder, another name for alcoholism.

It is time for you to abandon the notion you don't have a problem and admit that you need help. You have probably tried to quit on your own and it did not work. If you are ready to reach out for help, there is a world of support and resources available to you. You do not have to do it alone!

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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