Alcohol Use Check

Here you will find two screening tools - one for youth under the age of 19 and one for young adults 19 or older.

These screening tools are designed to help identify problems with alcohol use. They do not consider all possible problems associated with alcohol use. The tools are not designed to provide a diagnosis. Only a professional can make a diagnosis. 

The youth screening tool includes questions about both drugs and alcohol use - over the past month.

The young adult screening tool consists of questions that will check for hazardous drinking patterns, symptoms of dependence on alcohol, and harm that may have happened due to alcohol use.

When you are answering the questions, keep in mind what a "drink" is:


5% Alcohol


12% Alcohol

Fortified Wine

16-18% Alcohol

Shot of Liquor

40% Alcohol



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Christie, G., Marsh, R., Seridan, J., Wheeler, A., Suaalii-Sanui, T., Black, S.,et al. (2007). The Substances and Choices Scale (SACS) – The development and testing of a new alcohol and other drug screening and outcome measurement instrument for young people.

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.)