How many times in the past year have you had…
- 5 or more drinks in a day? (for men)
- 4 or more drinks in a day? (for women)
A yes for these is considered a positive screen.
This most brief of screening tools also can contain follow-up questions, which include:
“On average, how many days a week do you have an alcoholic drink?”
“On a typical drinking day, how many drinks do you have?”