Alcohol Consumption Self-Assessment

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Alcohol Consumption Self-Assessment

Alcohol Consumption Self Assessment 

What is the Alchohol Consumption Self Assessment?

  • It is intended to measure and assess how much alcohol you drink.

What does it involve?

  • There are up to 10 questions relating to different situations relating to the affects of alcohol consumption.
  • Once you have scored each question the values are added together to give an indication of the severity of your drinking habits.
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All questions marked with a * are mandatory

Personal Details
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Your Personal Alcohol Consumption

What does 1 unit of alcohol look like?

Each of the examples depicts 1 unit of alcohol based on the Alcohol by Volume (ABV) against the Volume (ml) displayed.

  • Cider

    Cider 218ml

    Standard 4.5% ABV

  • Wine

    Wine 76ml

    Standard 13% ABV

  • Whisky

    Whisky 25ml

    Standard 40% ABV

  • Beer

    Beer 250ml

    Standard 4% ABV

  • Alcopop

    Alcopop 250ml

    Standard 4% ABV

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?: *
How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?: *
How often do you have 8 or more units on one occasion?: *
 
Your Personal Alcohol Consumption - Part 2
How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?: *
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?: *
How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?: *
How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?: *
How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?: *
Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?: *
Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?: *
 
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Audit Score Result 0 - 7 (Lower Risk)

Lower Risk 

, you have a score of 

Your answers suggest you are at a lower risk of being dependent on alcohol.

  • If you are drinking less than 14 units of alcohol per week, then your drinking is within the UK Chief Medical Officers' low risk drinking guidelines.

Caution advised

  • If you are drinking regularly at or above the low risk guidelines of 14 units a week, or, you are drinking six or more units if you are female or eight or more units  if you are male in one single session (binge drinking), please consider the increased serious risks to your health being caused by your current drinking pattern.
  • If you would like to send this assessment to the surgery please continue to the next page
Audit Score Result 8 - 15 (Increasing Risk)

Increasing Risk

, you have a score of 

Your answers suggest you are at an increasing risk of being dependent on alcohol.

Caution

  • Your drinking is dangerous to your health, increasing your risk of serious health problems including seven types of cancer, liver and heart disease, and high blood pressure.
  • Unless you cut down you are at risk of damaging your health.
  • If you would like to send this assessment to the surgery please continue to the next page
Audit Score Result 16 - 19 (Higher Risk)

Higher Risk

, you have a score of 

Your answers suggest you are at Higher Risk of being dependent on alcohol.

Your drinking is dangerous to your health.

  • You are drinking far more than the UK Chief Medical Officers' low risk drinking guidelines of 14 units a week.
  • Regularly drinking this much causes a range of serious health harms including seven types of cancer, liver disease and high blood pressure.
  • Please submit this assessment to the surgery by continuing to the next page
Audit Score Result 20+ (Possible Dependence)

Possible Depandance

, you have a score of 

Your answers suggest you are at High Risk of being dependent on alcohol.

  • Your drinking is dangerous to your health.
  • You are drinking far more than the UK Chief Medical Officers' low risk drinking guidelines of 14 units a week.
  • Regularly drinking this much causes a range of serious health harms including seven types of cancer, liver disease and high blood pressure.
  • Please submit this assessment to the surgery by continuing to the next page
Alcohol Consumption Self-Assessment

Alcohol Support

If you have become dependant on alcohol, you will have found it difficult to fully control your drinking in some way. So you'll probably need some help either to cut down and control your drinking or stop completely, and also some plans to maintain the improvement after that.

  Find Alcohol Support Services in your area

  Tips on cutting down

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