Have you ever thought about how much alcohol you drink?

Answer these quick questions to find out what sort of relationship you have with alcohol. These questions will help you to assess the effects of your drinking and if it suggests you’re drinking too much, you’ll get advice on how to cut down or seek further help. 

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Unit Guide
One unit is typically ONE of the following:
• A half-pint of regular beer, lager or cider
• One small glass of wine (9% alcohol content)
• One single measure of a spirit (25ml)

The following drinks have more than one unit:
• A pint of regular beer, lager or cider
• A pint of strong/premium beer, lager or cider
• A regular can of cider/lager (440ml)
• A “super” lager (440ml)
• 250ml glass of wine (12%)

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

2. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?

3. 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?

4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?

5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?

6. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?

9. Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?

10. Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?