Alcohol Test

Self-Assessments: Alcohol & Problem Drinking


In our Australian culture drinking alcohol to celebrate or socialize is an accepted and everyday practice, and many people can enjoy the mood alteringaffects of alcohol without any negative consequences or resulting problems.

However for some people, and some families, using alcohol in moderation is just not possible. For reasons that are becoming increasingly clear though scientific study, some people have a sensitivity to alcohol that results in the development of a dependency that evolves into the disease of alcohol addiction or alcoholism.

The goal of our alcoholism test is not to provide a definitive answer as to whether you, or someone you care about, has an alcohol addiction, or is struggling with alcoholism. It is an opportunity to raise your awareness about the impact that alcohol is having on your life, or the life of someone you care about.

As you read each of the following statements take your time to think about the answer, then click on the button if you believe it applies to you. Only you will be seeing the results of this alcohol test so take the opportunity to be completely honest with yourself. To minimize or deny behaviours or consequences is one of the symptoms of addiction.

South Pacific Private offers free confidential assessments if you wish to discuss the results of your test. Please call us 24/7 on 1800 063 332.


  • Have you found that you need more alcoholic drinks than in the past, to have the same effect – has your tolerance to alcohol increased?
  • Has your drinking impacted your work performance, or prospects for career progression, at times?
  • Do you hide, minimize, and/or lie about, the amount of alcohol that you drink to friends, family, employer or doctor, or do you feel defensive if someone comments on your drinking?
  • Have you tried to reduce, control, or stop drinking alcohol without lasting success?
  • Do you have concerns about the way your physical health may be impacted by the amount of alcohol you drink regularly, or during a binge?
  • Have you had a "blackout" or loss of memory as a result of your drinking?
  • Have you ever been pulled up for drink driving, or been in trouble with the law for behaviour occurring when you were under the influence of alcohol?
  • Has your relationship with your partner, children, friends or extended family suffered as a result of your drinking habits, or behaviour while intoxicated?
  • Have you ever felt ashamed, or missed opportunities because of your behaviour in public while intoxicated?
  • Has your reputation suffered as a result of your drinking?
  • Has your drinking caused, or contributed to, financial difficulties?
  • Do you sometimes drink to manage stress, uncomfortable feelings, or as a way of dealing with problems or conflict?
  • Do you spend significant amounts of time in drinking environments, drinking alone, or thinking about when you can next have a drink?
  • Do you have trouble limiting the amount that you drink, even when you have made a conscious decision to restrict your alcohol intake?
  • Do you experience intense cravings for alcohol, or withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, the shakes, or anxiety?

South Pacific Private is here to help when you or someone you love experiences difficulties with addictions, trauma or with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.

Find out if you have a problem

The goal of our self-tests is not to provide you with a diagnosis for yourself or for someone you care about. Instead, they are an opportunity for you to better understand how a behaviour might be impacting upon your life or the life of your family. Use these tests to enhance your awareness of what the problem might be. These tests should be answered honestly in order to provide accurate insight and are a chance for you to reflect upon the current situation.


Find out if you have a problem.
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