The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire

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1: The day after drinking alcohol, do you wake up feeling sweaty?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

2: The day after drinking alcohol, do your hands shake first thing in the morning?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

3: The day after drinking alcohol, does your body shake violently first thing in the morning if you don't have a drink?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

4: The day after drinking alcohol, do you wake up drenched in sweat?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

5: The day after drinking alcohol, do you dread waking up?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

6: The day after drinking alcohol, are you frightened of meeting people first thing in the morning?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

7: The day after drinking alcohol, do you feel at the edge of despair when you wake up?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

8: The day after drinking alcohol, do you feel frightened when you wake up?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

9: The day after drinking alcohol, do you like a drink in the morning?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

10: The day after drinking alcohol, do you gulp your first few drinks down as fast as possible?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

11: The day after drinking alcohol, do you drink to get rid of the shakes?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

12: The day after drinking alcohol, do you have a strong craving for drink when you wake up?
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

13: During a heavy drinking period, do you drink more than 1/4 bottle of spirits (or 1 bottle of wine, or 4 pints of beer) each day.
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

14: During a heavy drinking period, do you drink more than half a bottle of spirits per day (8 pints of beer, 2 bottles of wine).
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

15: During a heavy drinking period, do you drink more than a bottle of spirits per day (3 bottles of wine, 5 litres of cider or 10 pints of lager)
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

16: During a heavy drinking period, do you drink more than 2 bottles of spirits per day (7 bottles of wine, 9 litres of cider, 20 pints of beer).
Almost never
Sometimes
Often
Nearly always

FOR THE NEXT 4 QUESTIONS:
Imagine you have been abstinent for a few weeks, then drink heavily for a couple of days.

17: The morning after would you start to sweat?

Not at all
Slightly
Moderately
Nearly always
I haven't been abstinent for that long, so it's hard to say

18: ...would your hands shake?
Not at all
Slightly
Moderately
Nearly always
I haven't been abstinent for that long, so it's hard to say

19: ...would your body shake?
Not at all
Slightly
Moderately
Nearly always
I haven't been abstinent for that long, so it's hard to say

20: ...would you be craving for a drink?
Not at all
Slightly
Moderately
Nearly always
I haven't been abstinent for that long, so it's hard to say

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A score of less than 3 indicates no alcohol dependence

A score between 4 and 20 indicates mild dependence

A score between 20 and 30 indicates moderate dependence

A score of over 30 indicates severe dependence

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Adapted from: Stockwell, T., Murphy, D. & Hodgson, R. (1983). The severity of alcohol dependence questionnaire: Its use, reliability and validity. British Journal of Addiction, 78(2), 45-156.

Please note that the accuracy of the scripts used to formulate your score are not guaranteed, and that use of this online version of this questionnaire is for general inquisitive use only. It should only be used as a diagnostic tool by health professionals suitably qualified and experienced to check and interpret the results.

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