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Table 1 Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test

From: Relationship between alcohol use disorders, cortisol concentrations, and cytokine levels in patients with sepsis

An affirmative response to three or more questions is consistent with a diagnosis of alcohol dependence.
1. Is your drinking a problem for you? (By problem we mean do you drink more than other people.)
2. Does your wife, husband, a parent, or other near relative ever worry or complain about your drinking?
3. Do you ever feel guilty about your drinking?
4. Do friends or relatives think you have a drinking problem?
5. Are you unable to stop drinking when you want to?
6. Have you ever attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?
7. Has your drinking ever created problems between you and your wife, husband, a parent or other near relative?
8. Have you ever gotten into trouble at work because of your drinking?
9. Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for two or more days in a row because you were drinking?
10. Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
11. Have you ever been in a hospital because of drinking?
12. Have you ever been arrested for drunken driving, driving while intoxicated, or driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages?
13. Have you ever been arrested, even for a few hours, because of other drunken behavior?