Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST), Revised

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.

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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.

1. Do you feel you are a normal drinker? (“normal” – drink as much or less than most other people)?

2. Have you ever awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember a part of the evening?

3. Does any near relative or close friend ever worry or complain about your drinking?

4. Can you stop drinking without difficulty after one or two drinks?

5. Do you ever feel guilty about your drinking?

6. Have you ever attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?

7. Have you ever gotten into physical fights when drinking?

8. Has drinking ever created problems between you and a near relative or close friend?

9. Has any family member or close friend gone to anyone for help about your drinking?

10. Have you ever lost friends because of your drinking?

11. Have you ever gotten into trouble at work because of drinking?

12. Have you ever lost a job because of drinking?

13. Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for two or more days in a row because you were drinking?

14. Do you drink before noon fairly often?

15. Have you ever been told you have liver trouble such as cirrhosis?

16. After heavy drinking have you ever had delirium tremens (D.T.’s), severe shaking, visual or auditory (hearing) hallucinations?

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

18. Have you ever been hospitalized because of drinking?

19. Has your drinking ever resulted in your being hospitalized in a psychiatric ward?

20. Have you ever gone to any doctor, social worker, clergyman or mental health clinic for help with any emotional problem in which drinking was part of the problem?

21. Have you been arrested more than once for driving under the influence of alcohol?

22. Have you ever been arrested, even for a few hours, because of other behavior while drinking?


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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.

Additional Information

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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