MICHIGAN ALCOHOLISM SCREENING TEST (MAST)

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Points

YES

NO

      

0.

Do you enjoy a drink now and then?

_______

_______

(2)

*1.

Do you feel you are a normal drinker? (By normal we mean you drink less than or as much as most other people)

_______

_______

(2)

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?

_______

_______

(1)

3.

Does your wife, husband, a parent, or other near relative ever worry or complain about your drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

*4.

Can you stop drinking without a struggle after one or two drinks?

_______

_______

(1)

5.

Do you ever feel guilty about your drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

*6.

Do friends or relatives think you are a normal drinker?

_______

_______

(2)

*7.

Are you able to stop drinking when you want to?

_______

_______

(5)

8.

Have you ever attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?

_______

_______

(1)

9.

Have you gotten into physical fights when drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

10.

Has your drinking ever created problem between you and your wife, husband, a parent, or other relative?

_______

_______

(2)

11.

Has your wife, husband (or other family members) ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

12.

Have you ever lost friends because of your drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

13.

Have you ever gotten into trouble at work or school because of drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

14.

Have you ever lost a job because of drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

15.

Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for two or more days in a row because you were drinking?

_______

_______

(1)

16.

Do you drink before noon fairly often?

_______

_______

(2)

17.

Have you ever been told you have liver trouble? Cirrhosis?

_______

_______

* Alcoholic response is negative

(2)

**18.

After heavy drinking have you ever had Delirium Tremens ( D.T.'s ) or severe shaking, or heard voices or seen things that really weren' t there?

_______

_______

(5)

19.

Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?

_______

_______

(5)

20.

Have you ever been in a hospital because of drinking?

_______

_______

(2)

21.

Have you ever been a patient in a psychiatric hospital or on a psychiatric ward of a general hospital where drinking was part of the problem that resulted in hospitalization?

_______

_______

(2)

22.

Have you ever been seen at a psychiatric or mental health clinic or gone to any doctor, social worker, or clergyman for help with any emotional problem, where drinking was part of the problem?

_______

_______

(2)

***23.

Have you ever been arrested for drunk driving, driving while intoxicated, or driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages?

(IF YES, How many times? ______________)

_______

_______

(2)

24.

Have you ever been arrested, or taken into custody, even for a few hours, because of other drunk behavior?

(IF YES, How many times? ______________)

** 5 points for each Delirium Tremens

*** 2 points for each arrest

_______

_______

SCORING SYSTEM:

      In general, five points or more would place the subject in an "alcoholic" category. Four points would be suggestive of alcoholism, three points or less would indicate the subject was not alcoholic.

     Programs using the above scoring system find it very sensitive at the five point level and it tends to find more people alcoholic than anticipated. However, it is a screening test and should be sensitive at its lower levels.

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