Co-Founder Cyndi Turner developed the Alcohol Moderation Assessment to help people answer the question: Can I keep drinking? There is over 50 years of research that found that the majority of the drinkers experiencing problems can learn how to enjoy alcohol with reduced consequences. Take the self-assessment to see if you would be a good candidate to try alcohol moderation. Your results can help you decide if learning some tools could be beneficial in changing your relationship with alcohol or if abstinence might be a better choice for you.

Your score reflects your likelihood of being able to successfully practice alcohol moderation. If you scored more than 3 points, you may have a substance use disorder. It is strongly advised that you reach out to a professional for help.

Scoring Key

< 0 Points:  Good chance of practicing alcohol moderation

1-5 Points: Fair chance of successful moderation

6-10 Points: Poor chance of practicing alcohol moderation

>11 Points: Unlikely to be able to successfully moderate alcohol use

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1. Do I have more than two drinks a day for men/one for women?
2. Has my alcohol use been increasing?
3. When I drink do I have a hard time stopping?
4. Do I have any medical issues?
5. Am I taking any medication?
6. Have there been repeated consequences from my alcohol use?
7. Have I experienced trauma or have a PTSD diagnosis?
8. Am using alcohol to change my mood?
9. Has my alcohol use negatively affected my loved ones?
10. Do I have any mental health concerns?
11. Do I use any other non-prescribed mood altering substances?
12. Do I have any legal, probationary, or work issues?
13. Was I raised in a heavy drinking environment?
14. Have I had withdrawals from drinking?
15. Do I have elevated liver enzymes?
16. Have I experienced blackouts?
17. Was my first drink before age 15?
18. Will I review my alcohol use with my support system?
19. Do I have alcohol-free outlets or hobbies?
20. Am I willing to go through a period of abstinence?

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