The ADS provides a quantitative measure of the severity of alcohol dependence consistent with the concept of the alcohol dependence syndrome. This assessment covers alcohol withdrawal symptoms, impaired control over drinking, awareness of a compulsion to drink, increased tolerance to alcohol, and salience of drink-seeking behavior.
The questions below are about your use of alcohol in the past 12 months.
1. Carefully read each question and the possible answers provided. Answer each question by choosing the ONE choice that is MOST true for you.
2. The word "drinking" in a question refers to "drinking of alcoholic beverages".
Upon completion, the system will tell you where you stand with regards to having a problem with alcohol based on the answers you provided.
No evidence of alcohol dependence was reported. However, if you have concerns about your usage of alcohol, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Your answers indicate a low level of alcohol dependence. Although your current situation does not appear to be very serious (based on the answers which you provided), alcoholism can become a real problem if proper care is not taken. It is suggested that you seek support and guidance from a qualified professional to help you navigate your current situation.
Your answers indicate an intermediate level of alcohol dependence. Psychological problems related drinking are likely and you may be showing signs of physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms. It is strongly recommended that you seek professional support to address your current situation.
Your answers indicate a substantial level of alcohol dependence. Medical disorders, psychiatric symptoms and social problems related to alcohol abuse are probable. It is strongly recommended that you seek professional support to address your current situation.
Your answers indicate a severe level of alcohol dependence. Serious psychiatric symptoms and medical disorders related to drinking - such as liver disease – are likely. It is strongly recommended that you seek professional support to address your current situation.