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Do you sometimes drink beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverages?
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These questions are about your use of alcohol. Answer the questions as honestly as you can. Remember, we will not share your information with anyone.
How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
Less than monthly
2-4 times a month
2-3 times a week
4 or more times a week
How many standard drinks (eg small glass of wine, half pint of beer, single measure of spirits) containing alcohol do you have on a typical day?
1 or 2
3 or 4
5 or 6
7 to 9
10 or more
How often do you have 6 drinks or more on one occasion?
less than monthly
Daily or almost daily
To help you learn more about your drinking, may we ask you a few more questions?
How important do you think it is to change your drinking? On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 not important and 10 extremely important), what number would you give yourself?
Very good. Let me ask you to consider thinking about this. Take a moment to think about why you put your mark at 1 and not at zero (0).
Very good. Let me ask you to consider thinking about this. Take a moment to think about why you put your mark at 2 and not at zero (0).
Very good. Let me ask you to consider thinking about this. Take a moment to think about why you put your mark at 3 and not at zero (0).
Very good. Let me ask you to consider thinking about this. Take a moment to think about why you put your mark at 4 and not at zero (0).
It sounds like you are saying that you are not really sure if you are ready to start making changes in your drinking. Maybe you’ve considered both the good and the bad things about it but haven’t completely made up your mind. Why did you not put your mark at zero (0)? Take a moment to think about it.
It sounds like you feel ready to try making some changes and maybe have already started to change your drinking habits. Congratulations! Why did you put your mark higher than five (5)? Take a moment to think about it.
There are many reasons why people drink. For instance, some people say alcohol helps them relax or feel more confident in social situations, but many people also say there are not so good things about their drinking. What’s not so good about your drinking? Check all that apply.
I get hangovers
It makes me tired
I've gotten in trouble with friends or family
I've been stopped by police for a DUI
It costs a lot
I've blacked out
It makes me feel guilty
I've been injured as a result of my drinking
I've gotten into a fight
It gives me skin problems
I've gotten in trouble at work
It's affected a relationship
Someone else has been injured as a result of my drinking
It negatively affects my personality
It has negatively affected my judgement
It sounds like there are some things that are not so good about your drinking:
If you did decide to change your drinking today, how confident are you that you could do it? On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 not confident and 10 extremely confident), what number would you give yourself?
Many people who want to change their drinking aren’t sure if they can do it. They are worried that they will encounter things that make it difficult for them to do so.
My friends and family drink
Networking for my job often involves alcohol
I have withdrawals when I don't drink alcohol
I can't say "no"
I don't want to
Alcohol is part of my culture
I work in the alcohol industry (including bars)
The things that make it difficult for you are:
Let's move on and look at how to discover more on making a change.
Do you want to explore ways to quit using alcohol all together or to cut back on the amount of alcohol you drink?
I would like to stop using alcohol all together
I would like to cut back on my drinking
Here are some strategies that have worked for other people who have decided to cut back on their drinking. Take a look and put a check next to the strategies you think might work for you and would like to try.
Keep track of your drinking Keep track of how much you drink by keeping a drink diary.
Set goals Decide how many days a week you want to drink and how many drinks you will have on those days.
Include food Don’t drink on an empty stomach.
Plan to handle urges When an urge hits, consider some other options.
Count and measure Know the standard drink sizes so you can count your drinks accurately.
Pace and space When you do drink, pace yourself.
Avoid "triggers" If certain people or places make you drink even when you don’t want to, try to avoid them.
Know your "no" You’re likely to be offered a drink at times when you don’t want one. Have a polite, convincing “no, thanks” ready.
Congratulations on sticking through to the last page, we have gathered up all your answers and listed them below to give you a summary of how you answered the questions - take a moment to look over them below:
So in summary:
Here are the things that are not so good about your drinking:
The things that make it difficult for you are
You have made a plan with the following strategy:
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