The Alcohol Disorders Identification Test

(As adapted by the University of Connecticut Health Center Cutting Back project)

        A drink is:
        one beer (12 oz.)
        one glass of wine (6 oz.)
        one drink (1.5 oz) of hard liquor  

    1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
    __ Never (0)
    __ Monthly or less (1)
    __ Two or four times a month (2)
    __ Two or three times a week (3)
    __ Four or more times a week (4)

    2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
    __ 1 or 2 (0)
    __ 3 or 4 (1)
    __ 5 or 6 (2)
    __ 7 to 9 (3)
    __ 10 or more (4)

    3. How often do you have four or more drinks on one occasion?
    __ Never (0)
    __ Less than monthly (1)
    __ Monthly (2)
    __ Weekly (3)
    __ Daily or almost daily (4)

    4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
    __ Never (0)
    __ Less than monthly (1)
    __ Monthly (2)
    __ Weekly (3)
    __ Daily or almost daily (4)

    5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
    __ Never (0)
    __ Less than monthly (1)
    __ Monthly (2)
    __ Weekly (3)
    __ Daily or almost daily (4)

    6. How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
    __ Never (0)
    __ Less than monthly (1)
    __ Monthly (2)
    __ Weekly (3)
    __ Daily or almost daily (4)

    7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
    __ Never (0)
    __ Less than monthly (1)
    __ Monthly (2)
    __ Weekly (3)
    __ Daily or almost daily (4)

    8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
    __ Never (0)
    __ Less than monthly (1)
    __ Monthly (2)
    __ Weekly (3)
    __ Daily or almost daily (4)

    9. Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
    __ No (0)
    __ Yes, but not in the last year (2)
    __ Yes, during the last year (4)

    10. Has a relative or friend or a doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
    __ No (0)
    __ Yes, but not in the last year (2)
    __ Yes, during the last year (4)

Note to health care providers: A score of 7 or greater for women and 8 or greater for men suggests that counseling about the risks of alcohol misuse may be warranted. Patients who score 16-19 may require follow-up monitoring. Those who score 20 or greater are likely to need an alcohol assessment and treatment.

Source: World Health Organization, Geneva, 1982.