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MAST or Michigan Alcohol Screening Test

M.A.S.T.

This is the MAST alcoholism test. The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST). It is a tool to help you assess your drinking. It is a psychological test so it is subject to interpretation. Answer the question based on the last 12 months and on what usually happens. Not on an isolated incident. Unless you have a legal problem, be sure to remember that you are the person who decides if you have a problem. If you do have a legal problem they are going to use a much more sophisticated set of assessment tools than this. Although, the MAST alcoholism test will probably be given to develop an idea of how you perceive your alcohol use. The MAST alcoholism test is a quick way for the authorities to see if you have a problem.

Please answer YES or NO to the following questions:

1. Do you feel you are a normal drinker? (“normal” – drink as much or less than most other people)
YES or NO

 

2. Have you ever awakened the morning after some drinking the night before and found that you could not remember a part of the evening?
YES or NO

 

3. Does any near relative or close friend ever worry or complain about your drinking?
YES or NO

 

4. Can you stop drinking without difficulty after one or two drinks?
YES or NO

 

5. Do you ever feel guilty about your drinking?
YES or NO

 

6. Have you ever attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?
YES or NO

 

7. Have you ever gotten into physical fights when drinking?
YES or NO

 

8. Has drinking ever created problems between you and a near relative or close friend?
YES or NO

 

9. Has any family member or close friend gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
YES or NO

 

10. Have you ever lost friends because of your drinking?
YES or NO

 

11. Have you ever gotten into trouble at work because of drinking?
YES or NO

 

12. Have you ever lost a job because of drinking?
YES or NO

 

13. Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for two or more days in a row because you were drinking?
YES or NO

 

14. Do you drink before noon fairly often?
YES or NO

 

15. Have you ever been told you have liver trouble such as cirrhosis?
YES or NO

 

16. After heavy drinking have you ever had delirium tremens (D.T.’s), severe shaking, visual or auditory (hearing) hallucinations?
YES or NO

 

17. Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
YES or NO

 

18. Have you ever been hospitalized because of drinking?
YES or NO

 

19. Has your drinking ever resulted in your being hospitalized in a psychiatric ward?
YES or NO

 

20. Have you ever gone to any doctor, social worker, clergyman or mental health clinic for help with any emotional problem in which drinking was part of the problem?
YES or NO

 

21. Have you been arrested more than once for driving under the influence of alcohol?
YES or NO

 

22. Have you ever been arrested, even for a few hours because of other behavior while drinking?
YES or NO

 

MAST SCORING

Please score one point if you answered the following:
1. No
2. Yes
3. Yes
4. No
5. Yes
6. Yes
7 through 22: Yes

Add up the scores and compare to the following score card:

0 – 2 No apparent problem

3 – 5 Early or middle problem drinker

6 or more Problem drinker

More tests:
Alcohol Assessments (dependency and abuse evaluations)
Alchol Test (hair, urine,etc.)
Home: Signs of Alcohol Abuse

 

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