Your answers suggest there are likely no significant concerns about your use of alcohol. There is a low likelihood that your alcohol use has caused you harm. However, there is still a possibility of harm even with low scores, particularly for younger teens.
Even though your alcohol use may not be causing problems, everyone can benefit from learning more about alcohol use and ways to reduce risks.
What you should know
Alcohol, like other drugs, can cause problems depending on the quantity and how it is used. Alcohol affects different people in different ways and the effects of alcohol depend on many factors. It's important to be aware of the risks that are associated with alcohol use so it doesn't cause problems for you down the road.
What you can do
Based on your answers, we recommend:
Learn more about risk factors, tips for safer alcohol use (including the low-risk drinking guidelines) and other information about alcohol. Also, you may want to check out the other sections of this website as mental health issues are closely related to drug and alcohol use.
Check out self-care resources if you are looking to cut down or quit or if you just want to learn more.
If you feel you need to talk to someone go to the get support link.
To access these recommendations, click on the blue boxes.
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Babor, TF,, Higgins-Biddle J, Saunders J, Monteiro M (2001). The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for use in primary care. Second Edition. (Geneva, World health organization.)