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SIMPLE ASSESSMENTS

ASSESSMENT #1: ALCOHOL SCREENING

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 below.

NO.
QUESTION
YES
NO
1
Have you ever told yourself or family that you would stop drinking for a week or even a few days, but couldn't?
2
Do you wish people would just stop nagging you about your drinking?
3
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"?
4
Do you ever drink or drug in the morning?
5
Do you envy people who can use alcohol without getting in trouble?
6
Have you had problems connected with drinking during the past few months?
7
Has your drinking caused trouble in your family or at home?
8
Do you ever try to get "extra" drinks at a party because you do not get enough?
9
Do you tell yourself you can stop using alcohol or drugs any time you want?
10
Have you missed days of work or school because of your using alcohol?
11
Do you have "blackouts" where you cannot remember what you've done when you are drunk or high?
12
Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not use alcohol?
13
Does your wife, husband, a parent, or other near relatives ever worry or complain about your drinking?
14
Have you ever felt defensive, guilty, or ashamed about your using?
15
Have you gotten into verbal or physical fights as a result of your drinking?
16
Have you ever lost friends because of your drinking?
17
Has your wife, husband, parents, (or other family members) ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking/drug use?
18
Have you ever gotten into trouble at work or school because of drinking?
19
Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for two or more days in a row because you were drinking?
20
Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?

 

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 chemically dependent.

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.

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