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Alcohol self-assessment encrypted - copy for Ealing

If you are 15 years old or younger and are worried about your alcohol use we advise that you speak to a specialist young persons’ service.

We are going to ask you some questions about your use of alcoholic beverages during the past year. Because alcohol use can affect many areas of health (and may interfere with certain medications), it is important for us to know how much you usually drink and whether you have experienced any problems with your drinking. Please try to be as honest and as accurate as you can be.

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1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? *This question is required.
This self-assessment quiz is aimed at people who drink alcohol, to help them assess their drinking levels. 

For general information about alcohol please visit the drinkaware website.
Use the approximate guidelines below to help you calculate your units.

Standard glass of wine: 2 units
Large glass of wine: 3 units
Bottle of wine: 9 units
Pint of regular lager/cider: 2 units
Pint of strong lager/cider: 3 units
Can of regular lager/cider: 2 units
Single shot of spirit: 1 unit

Alternatively click here to use the drinkaware unit calculator.
2. How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking? *This question is required.
3. How often have you drunk 6 or more units on a single occasion in the last year? *This question is required.
4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started? *This question is required.
5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of your drinking? *This question is required.
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? *This question is required.
7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking? *This question is required.
8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you have been drinking? *This question is required.
9. Have you or somebody else been injured as a result of your drinking? *This question is required.
10. Has a relative, friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down? *This question is required.
11. Are you currently pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
Pregnancy and drinking

The Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines are:
  • If you are pregnant or think you could become pregnant, the safest approach is not to drink alcohol at all, to keep risks to your baby to a minimum.
  • Drinking in pregnancy can lead to long-term harm to the baby, with the more you drink the greater the risk.
​The risk of harm to the baby is likely to be low if you have drunk only small amounts of alcohol before you knew you were pregnant or during pregnancy.

If you find out you are pregnant after you have drunk alcohol during early pregnancy, you should avoid further drinking. You should be aware that it is unlikely in most cases that your baby has been affected. If you are worried about alcohol use during pregnancy do talk to your doctor or midwife.