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Michigan Alcohol Screening Test

 

The following is the Short Version of the Michigan Alcohol Screening Test, a public-domain screening tool used to identify problematic drinking patterns.  There are a total of 13 questions.  Under each question, in italics, is the number of points assessed for each response.  After completing the questions, total the number of points scored and compare it with the ranges at the bottom.

 

Please note, this test is provided for informational purposes only and is not to be considered a diagnosis of alcoholism or problematic drinking.  If you feel that you have a problem or are developing a problem with alcohol, please consult a licensed therapist.

 


 

1.      Do you believe that you are a normal drinker (meaning that you drink less

         than or as much as the average person)?

                (Yes = 0 points, No = 1 point)

 

2.      Does your husband, wife, parent or other near relative ever worry or

         complain about your drinking?  

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

3.       Do you ever feel guilty about your drinking?

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

4.      Do your friends and relatives think that you are a normal drinker (meaning

         that you drink less than or as much as the average person)?

                (Yes = 0 points, No = 1 point)

 

5.      Are you always able to stop drinking when you want to stop?

                (Yes = 0 points, No = 1 point)

 

6.      Have you ever attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting?

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

7.      Has drinking ever created problems between your husband, wife, parent or

         other near relative?  

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

8.      Have you ever been in trouble at work because of your drinking?

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

9.      Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family or your job for two

         or more days in a row because of your drinking?

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

10.    Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

11.    Have you ever been in the hospital because of your drinking?

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

12.     Have you ever been arrested for drunken driving, driving while

          intoxicated, or driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages? 

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 

13.     Have you ever been arrested, even for a few hours, because of other

          drunken behavior?

                (Yes = 1 point, No = 0 points)

 


 

 

Scoring for the Short MAST

 

0 - 4 Points Normal Drinking Pattern
5 or More Points Potential Drinking Problem

 

 

 


 

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