Doctors diagnose apatientwith a medical condition known as Alcohol Use Disorder when a patient’sdrinking causes distress, or harm. Thismedical condition can be mild, or severedepending on the responses to the following:In the past year, have you:
1.Drank more, or longer than intended?
2.Wanted to cut down, or stop drinking, or tried to, but could not?
3.Spent a lot of time drinking,or being sick, or getting over the aftereffects?
4.Found that drinking, or being sick from drinking, interfered with taking care of home, or family? Or caused job troubles, or school problems?
5.Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
6.More than once gotten into situations while, or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt?
7.Continued to drink even though it was making you depressed, or anxious, or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout?
8.Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before?
9.Found that the effect of alcohol was wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, or sweating?Or sensed things that were not there?