Self-Help: Alcohol Self-Assessment
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A recent survey showed that 75% of the students on this campus drink alcoholic beverages. Of greater concern, however, is that as many as 15% of UT Dallas students report having significant negative consequences as a result of their use of alcohol.
- Are you in financial difficulty as a result of your drinking?
- Do you drink alone?
- Do you require more alcohol to achieve the same effects?
- Do you drink more often now than when you used to?
- Do you sometimes gulp your drinks?
- Do you drink to relax?
- Do you ever forget things while drinking?
- Do you keep alcohol hidden for a quick pick-me-up?
- Is your drinking jeopardizing your academic performance?
- Have you ever injured yourself or other persons after drinking?
- Do you drive after using alcohol?
- Is you alcohol affecting your interpersonal relationships?
- Have you ever needed a morning eye-opener drink?
- Have you ever felt guilty about your drinking?
- Have you ever been annoyed by criticism of your drinking?
- Have you ever felt you should cut down on your drinking?
If a number of the above items apply to you, or if you felt yourself getting defensive while answering these questions, it may indicate that a problem exists and that you may want to take a more detailed look at your drinking behavior. Further evaluation could help you decide if a problem actually exists.
Caution should be exercised in using this evaluation form to assess someone else's drinking situation.
You may schedule an appointment with the Student Counseling Center for additional assessment and for counseling for your alcohol or other drug use.