This easy to use patient questionnaire has been validated for use in Primary Care.
It is used by your doctor to assess your level of physical activity.
Most people who have alcohol-related health problems aren’t alcoholics. They're simply people who have regularly drunk more than the recommended levels for some years.
The NHS recommends:
- Men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day.
- Women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day.
- If you've had a heavy drinking session, avoid alcohol for 48 hours.
"Regularly" means drinking this amount every day or most days of the week.
Regularly drinking more than the recommended daily limits risks damaging your health.
There's no guaranteed safe level of drinking, but if you drink less than the recommended daily limits, the risks of harming your health are low.
Completing this questionnaire will give the doctor useful information to discuss this in your consultation.
Alcohol Consumption Questionnaire