Below is an adapted version of
the MAST - Minnesota Alcohol Screening Test, a screening questionnaire
to determine alcohol use severity. Fill in the test to get a better
idea of your substance use.
On completion of this assessment, view your results
Have you ever told yourself or family that
you would stop drinking for a week or even a few days, but couldn't?
Do you wish people would just stop nagging
you about your drinking?
Have you ever switched from one kind of drink
or drug to another thinking that this would help you get "in
control of your life"?
Do you ever drink
or drug in the morning?
Do you envy people who can use alcohol without
getting in trouble?
Have you had problems connected with drinking
during the past few months?
Has your drinking caused trouble in your
family or at home?
Do you ever try to get "extra"
drinks at a party because you do not get enough?
Do you tell yourself you can stop using alcohol
or drugs any time you want?
Have you missed days of work or school because
of your using alcohol?
Do you have "blackouts" where you
cannot remember what you've done when you are drunk or high?
Have you ever felt that your life would be
better if you did not use alcohol?
Does your wife, husband, a parent, or other
near relatives ever worry or complain about your drinking?
Have you ever felt defensive, guilty, or
ashamed about your using?
Have you gotten into verbal or physical fights
as a result of your drinking?
Have you ever lost friends because of your
Has your wife, husband, parents, (or other
family members) ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking/drug
Have you ever gotten into trouble at work
or school because of drinking?
Have you ever neglected your obligations,
your family, or your work for two or more days in a row because
you were drinking?
Have you ever gone to anyone for help about
ALCOHOL ASSESSMENT RESULTS if you
answer YES to...
Two of these questions...
Be aware that you are at high
risk for the development of chemical dependency.
Three of these questions...
You have a problem with substance
abuse. See if you can stop using any mood-altering chemical for
90 days. If you have difficulty with this, you may already be
Four or more of these questions...
You already have many of the critical
symptoms of chemical dependence. You should make an appointment
for you to see a chemical dependency professional for a more in
depth assessment and for counseling and treatment recommendations.
You need to completely abstain from all mood-altering drugs but
you will need help to do this.