The Brief YAACQ


Below is a list of things that sometimes happen to people either during, or after they have been drinking alcohol.  Next to each item below, please mark an “X” in either the YES or NO column to indicate whether that item describes something that has happened to you IN THE PAST MONTH.

In the past month...

1.While drinking, I have said or done embarrassing things.
2.I have had a hangover (headache, sick stomach) the morning after I had been drinking.
3.I have felt very sick to my stomach or thrown up after drinking.
4.I often have ended up drinking on nights when I had planned not to drink.
5.I have taken foolish risks when I have been drinking.
6.I have passed out from drinking.
7.I have found that I needed larger amounts of alcohol to feel any effect, or that I could no longer get high or drunk on the amount that used to get me high or drunk.
8.When drinking, I have done impulsive things that I regretted later.
9.I’ve not been able to remember large stretches of time while drinking heavily.
10.I have driven a car when I knew I had too much to drink to drive safely.
11.I have not gone to work or missed classes at school because of drinking, a hangover, or illness caused by drinking.
12.My drinking has gotten me into sexual situations I later regretted.
13.I have often found it difficult to limit how much I drink.
14.I have become very rude, obnoxious or insulting after drinking.
15.I have woken up in an unexpected place after heavy drinking.
16.I have felt badly about myself because of my drinking.
17.I have had less energy or felt tired because of my drinking.
18.The quality of my work or schoolwork has suffered because of my drinking.
19.I have spent too much time drinking.
20.I have neglected my obligations to family, work, or school because of drinking.
21.My drinking has created problems between myself and my boyfriend/girlfriend/spouse, parents , or other near relatives.
22.I have been overweight because of drinking.
23.My physical appearance has been harmed by my drinking.
24.I have felt like I needed a drink after I’d gotten up (that is, before breakfast).