Drinking too much? Test yourself and your own use or abuse of alcohol with this 22-question quiz. Focusing specifically on alcohol use, this self-test does not address the use of other drugs. A separate test focuses on non-alcohol drugs: “Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST)”.
Completing this Psychological Screening Test
To take the questionnaire, please click the radio button next to the selection which best reflects how each statement applies to you. The questions refer to the past 12 months. Carefully read each statement and decide whether your answer is yes or no. Please give the best answer or the answer that is right most of the time.
Take the Quiz
Please note: This test will only be scored correctly if you answer each one of the questions. Please also check our disclaimer on psychological testing and our psychological testing privacy guarantee.
About Scoring this Psychological Questionnaire
This quiz is scored by allocating 1 point to each ‘yes’ answer — except for questions 1 and 4, where 1 point is allocated for each ‘no’ answer — and totalling the responses. (Please note that we have provided the current revised version of the MAST; the original MAST included 25 questions and used a more complex scoring method.)
When your quiz is scored, one of 3 different information pages will appear to describe the results for scores in your range.
One of the most widely used measures for assessing alcohol abuse, the MAST is a questionnaire designed to provide a rapid and effective screening for lifetime alcohol-related problems and alcoholism. The MAST has been productively used in a variety of settings with varied populations. For additional information, please see, for example:
Selzer, M.L. (1971) ‘The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST): The quest for a new diagnostic instrument’, American Journal of Psychiatry, 127:1653-1658.
Maisto, S.A., Connors, G.J. & Allen, J.P. (1995) ‘Contrasting self-report screens for alcohol problems: A review’, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 19(6):1510-1516.
Bradley, KA; Boyd-Wickizer, J; Powell, SH; Burman, ML. (1998) ‘Alcohol screening questionnaires in women: A critical review’, Journal of the American Medical Association 280(2): 166-171
Teitelbaum, L. & Mullen, B. (2000) ‘Validity of the MAST in psychiatric settings: A META-analytic integration’, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 61(2):254-261.
Hirata, E.S.; Almeida, O.P.; Funari, R.R.; Klein, E.L. (2001) ‘Validity of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) for the Detection of Alcohol-Related Problems Among Male Geriatric Outpatients’, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 9:30-34
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