Alcohol Self Assessment

Clinically Reviewed on: 15/06/2022 11:00 am by Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner)

All information on this page has been reviewed and verified by a certified addiction professional.


Do you worry that you spend a lot of time drinking or have an alcohol dependency?

We have created a self-assessment tool with the help of the World Health organisation (WHO), called ‘AUDIT’ which is used internationally by medical professionals to check for alcohol abuse and alcoholism. This tool can help you see whether your drinking habits are out of control so you can therefore receive help to stop drinking.

“Am I an alcoholic?” is a common question, often asked after a night of heavy drinking. The answer is not always easy to determine. There are certain signs and symptoms that may indicate a problem with alcohol, but only a professional evaluation can diagnose alcoholism properly.

Some of the warning signs of substance abuse include drinking more alcohol than intended, experiencing blackouts or memory loss after drinking, feeling the need to drink in order to relax or feel normal, and making unsuccessful attempts to cut back on drinking.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms as a result of the effect of alcoholism, it’s important to seek help from a licensed treatment provider. Here at Cassiobury, we have a wide range of treatment facilities that can help. We deal with addiction at our drug and alcohol rehab.

Alcoholism is a serious disease that can lead to lasting damage to your health and relationships. With addiction treatment, it is possible to recover and lead a sober life.

It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of alcohol addiction. Addiction assessments can help to identify the problem and get you started on the road to recovery. Some of the signs that may indicate a problem include; needing to drink more alcohol to achieve the same effects, experiencing withdrawal symptoms when alcohol is not available, or neglecting work or family responsibilities in order to drink.

The assessment covers both medical and psychological aspects of addiction and can provide vital information on the best next steps. AUDIT is a comprehensive 10-question alcohol harm screening tool. It was developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and modified for use in the UK and has been used in a variety of health and social care settings.

Complete the quick and simple test below to understand more about the impact of your drinking on your health and well-being. At the end of the test, your result will show you if your drinking puts you at low risk of harm or if you need to take action to reduce the amount you drink.

Alcohol Self-Assessment Test

Fill out each of the below questions to find out whether you are suffering from alcohol dependency.

Step 1 of 10

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?(Required)

Raffa Bari - Author - Last updated: 16th June 2022

CQC Registered Manager

Raffa manages the day to day caring services here at Cassiobury Court. Dedicated to the treatment and well being of our visitors she is an outstanding mental health coach registered with BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists). Raffa has outstanding experience in managing rehabs across the country and is vastly experienced at helping people recover from drug and alcohol addictions.

Dr. Olalekan Otulana (Advanced Practitioner) - Medical Reviewer - Last Reviewed: 15/06/2022 11:00 am

Dr. Olalekan Otulana MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFSRH, FRSPH, MBA (Cantab)

 Dr Otulana is a highly experienced GP and Addiction Physician. He has a specialist interest in Substance Misuse Management and he has a wide range of experience in the assessment, management (including detoxification) and residential rehabilitation of clients with various drug and substance addiction problems.  His main aim is to comprehensively assess patients with addiction problems and determine their treatment needs for medical detoxification treatments and psychological interventions. He is also experienced in managing patients who require dual drug and alcohol detoxification treatments.

A strong healthcare services professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from Cambridge University Judge Business School.