“Me and Mum used to have so much fun”

Alcohol doesn’t just affect you it affects the whole family

Are you at risk?

The AUDIT questionnaire is often used as an initial screening tool to help identify whether someone's drinking may be harming their health.

Take the test, remembering to answer the questions as honestly as possible.

  1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

  2. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?

  3. How often have you had 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the last year?

  4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?

  5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking?

  6. How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

  7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

  8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?

  9. Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking?

  10. Has a relative or friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested that you cut down?

The NHS recommends:

Men shouldn’t regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day.

Women shouldn’t regularly drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol a day.

‘Regularly’ means drinking these amounts every day or most days of the week.