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Instructions: 

The following questions cover a wide range of topics having to do with drinking.
Please read each question carefully, but do not think too much about its exact meaning.
Think about your most recent drinking habits and answer each question by using the criteria listed below.
Either use the automation on this web page, or take a sheet of paper
and write your answer next to the number of each question.


1.  Do you find difficulty in getting the thought of drinking out of your mind?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
2.  Is getting drunk more important than your next meal?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
3.  Do you plan your day around when and where you can drink?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
4.  Do you drink in the morning, afternoon, and evening?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
5.  Do you drink for the effect of alcohol without caring what the drink is?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
6.  Do you drink as much as you want irrespective of what you are doing the next day?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
7.  Given that many problems might be caused by alcohol, do you still drink too much?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
8.  Do you know that you won't be able to stop drinking once you start?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
9.  Do you try to control your drinking by giving it up completely for days or weeks at a time?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
10.  The morning after a heavy drinking session do you need your first drink to get yourself going?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
11.  The morning after a heavy drinking session do you wake up with a definite shakiness of your hands?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
12.  After a heavy drinking session do you wake up and retch or vomit?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
13.  The morning after a heavy drinking session do you go out of your way to avoid people?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
14.  After a heavy drinking session do you see frightening things that later you realize were imaginary?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 
15.  Do you go drinking and the next day and find that you have forgotten what happened the night before?
Never    
Sometimes    
Often    
Nearly Always
 

    

Scoring:
To figure out your score, give yourself zero points for each "never" answer;
  One point for "sometimes," Two points for "often," and Three points for "nearly always."
Out of a possible total of 45, the guidelines for interpretation are as follows:
  1-9 is considered low dependence; 10-19, medium dependence; and 20 (or greater) high dependence.



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