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14 Nov
Am I An Alcoholic? Take The Test


*Please note that this test is not meant to provide an official diagnosis of alcohol abuse, dependence or alcoholism. If you find that you have a question about your own drinking or that of a loved one, either now or in the future, please discuss with your physician, healthcare professional or our treatment helpline advisors.


Our interactive test is one of the most widely used measures for assessing alcohol abuse, the MAST (Michigan Alcohol Screen Test)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. MAST was created in 1971 and is still considered one of the most accurate screening tests, identifying dependent drinkers up to 98% of the time.

The AUDIT test which was developed in the 1980s by the World Health Organization that has only 92% effectiveness in identifying hazardous and harmful drinking patterns is the most used test out there. However, with MAST detecting dependent drinkers up to 98% of the time and excellent track record, we decided to use it instead of AUDIT.

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.

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These posts are written by the staff of CCFA based on the ongoings and observations in the addictions and recovery industry. We're a private drug and alcohol rehab with an inpatient location in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada and an outpatient location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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