Alcohol and Other Drug Screen

Do you have a problem with alcohol and/or drugs? Is your use of alcohol and/or other drugs affecting your health or other aspects of your life? This online screen can help you work out if your drinking levels and/or drug use is a problem for you.

This screen includes questions about your drinking and/or drug use, as well as asking you about your overall health and wellbeing. The information you provide will help us to find the best help and support for you. These questions are based on 5 screens:


1. The Australian Treatment Outcome Profile (ATOP part of section 2)

  • This rates your overall health (mental and physical) as well as your quality of life. For more information on the ATOP, click here

2. The World Health Organisation’s Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST part 1)

  • This identifies what substances you use and provides a picture of your use.  For more information on the ASSIST, click here.

3. The World Health Organisation’s Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)

  • This identifies if you have a problem with alcohol. For more information on the AUDIT, click here.

4. The World Health Organisation’s Drug Use Disorders Identification Test (DUDIT)

  • This identifies if you have a problem with drugs.For more information on the DUDIT, click here.

5. Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

  • This measures your distress level. For more information on the K10, click here

 

The entire screen should take less than 15 minutes to complete. All questions in the online screen must be completed to enable us to provide you with accurate feedback.

Your participation in this self-assessment is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you decide to participate in this self-assessment, you may stop at any time. If you decide not to participate or if you stop part way through, you will not be penalized.

Your privacy and confidentiality is assured. Personal information about you or your computer is not collected and your responses to the questions are only used in determining the outcome of the screen. This information may also be used for research and educational purposes. Access to this tool is being monitored. Turning Point is a service of Eastern Health, Victoria. All Australian health services are required to comply with legislation and regulations which protect the use and disclosure of personal information. Turning Point’s full privacy statement is available here.

By clicking the "Step 1" button you acknowledge that this survey is for information and educational purposes only and is not to be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit with your family physician or other healthcare provider. Your non-personal information will be used for the purposes of improving this online tool. We do not collect or analyse individual statistics and no one will contact you at any time.

About You:

The following questions are about your age, sex, employment status and other demographic information. Providing us with background information is important and helps to provide an overall picture of your situation. This information also helps us better design treatment and information services and helps us inform government about tailoring alcohol and other drug treatment for individuals and families.

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 1 of 8

Country of birth
What is your postcode?
What country do you live in?

About You: continued

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 2 of 8

What are their ages?

About You: continued

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 3 of 8

Type of residence
This question asks you about your gambling behaviour. Thinking about the last 12 months...
NeverSometimesMost of the timeAlmost always
Have you bet more than you could really afford to lose?
Have people criticized your betting or told you that you had a gambling problem, regardless of whether or not you thought it was true?
Have you felt guilty about the way you gamble or what happens when you gamble?

Australian Treatment Outcome Profile (ATOP)

The following questions are about your physical and mental health and overall quality of life. Please tick the response that best describes you where 0 is the worst, 10 is the best and 5 is feeling average.

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 4 of 8

How would you rate your psychological health status in the past four weeks (e.g. anxiety, depression and problem emotions and feelings)?
0 Poor12345678910 Good
How would you rate your physical health status in the past four weeks (e.g extent of physical symptoms and bothered by illness)?
0 Poor12345678910 Good
How would you rate your overall quality of life in the past four weeks (e.g. able to enjoy life, gets on well with family and partner)?
0 Poor12345678910 Good

Alcohol and Other Drug Use (ASSIST)

The following questions are about the alcohol and other drugs you have been using over the last month. Please tick the response that best describes alcohol and other drugs that you may or may not use.

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 5 of 8

In the last month, how often have you used the following substances?
NeverOnce or TwiceWeeklyDaily
a. Tobacco products
(cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, etc.)
b. Alcoholic beverages
(beer, wine, spirits, etc.)
c. Cannabis
(marijuana, pot, grass hash, etc.)
d. Cocaine
(coke, crack, etc.)
e. Amphetamine type stimulants
(speed, diet pills, ecstasy, etc.)
f. Inhalants
(nitrous, glue, petrol, paint thinner, etc.)
g. Sedatives or Sleeping Pills
(Valium, Serepax, Rohypnol, etc.)
h. Hallucinogens
(LSD, acid, mushrooms, PCP, Special K, etc.)
i. Opioids
(heroin, morphine, methadone, codeine, etc.)
j. Other - please specify:
Please specify other drugs used:

Alcohol Use (AUDIT)

The following questions are about your recent alcohol use. Please select the response that best describes your drinking.

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 6 of  8  

YesNo (skip to next page)
Have you drunk any alcohol in the last year?
NeverMonthly or less2-4 times a month2-3 times a week4 or more times a week
1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
1 or 23 or 45 or 67 to 910 or more
2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
NeverLess than monthlyMonthlyWeeklyDaily or almost daily
3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was expected of you because of drinking?
6. How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking?
NoYes, but not in the last yearYes, during the last year
9. Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?
10. Has a relative, friend, doctor or other health care worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?

Use of Drugs Other Than Alcohol (DUDIT)

These questions are about your use of drugs other than alcohol. This includes illicit drugs & pharmaceutical medications (e.g. sleeping pills, pain killers). It does not include medication that you take as prescribed by your doctor.

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 7 of 8

Please tick the response that best describes your use of all drugs (other than alcohol).

YesNo (skip to next page)
Have you used drugs other than alcohol in the last year?
NeverMonthly or less2-4 times a month2-3 times a week4 or more times a week
1. How often do you use drugs other than alcohol?
2. How often do you use more than one drug on the same occasion?
01 or 23 or 45 or 67 or more
3. How many times do you take drugs on a typical day when you use drugs?
NeverLess than monthlyMonthlyWeeklyDaily or almost daily
4. How often are you heavily influenced by drugs?
5. Over the past year, have you felt your longing for drugs was so strong that you could not resist it?
6. Has it happened, over the past year, that you have not been able to stop taking drugs once you started?
7. How often during the past year have you taken drugs and then neglected to do something you should have done?
8. How often over the past year have you needed to take a drug the morning after heavy drug use the day before?
9. How often during the past year have you had guilt feelings or a bad conscience because you used drugs?
NoYes, but not in the last yearYes, during the last year
10. Have you or anyone else been hurt (mentally or physically) because you used drugs?
11. Has a relative, friend, doctor or other health care worker been concerned about your drug use or said to you that you should stop using drugs?

How have you been feeling during the past 30 days? (K10)

The following questions ask about how you have been feeling during the past 30 days. For each question, tick the box that best describes how often you had this feeling.

PLEASE NOTE:  if you are completing this screen because you are concerned about a significant other, or you are completing it on behalf of someone else, please answer all the questions as they relate to that person rather than yourself.

Step 8 of 8

During the past 30 days how often do you feel ...
None of the timeA little of the timeSome of the timeMost of the timeAll of the time
1. ... tired for no good reason?
2. ... Nervous?
3. ... so nervous that nothing could calm you down?
4. ... hopeless?
5. ... restless or fidgety?
6. ... so restless that you could not sit still?
7. ... depressed?
8. ... so depressed that nothing could cheer you up?
9. ... that everything was an effort?
10. ... worthless?

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is low risk. Around 80% of the Australian population drink at this level, while 29% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. If your drinking increases or you start to notice problems you may like to repeat this screen to see if your risk has changed.

Click here for more information.

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is  . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is moderate risk and you may be at risk of an alcohol related illness or injury. Around 80% of the Australian population drinks less than you, while 20% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Click here for more information.

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is high risk and you are at risk of an alcohol related illness or injury. Around 96% of the Australian population drinks less than you, while 11% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Click here for more information.

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is very high risk and that you might be dependent on alcohol. Around 98% of the Australian population drinks less than you, while 40% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use are low risk. Around 53% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.  Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use may be harmful. Around 22% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use are low risk. Around 53% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.  Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use may be harmful. Around 22% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is .  Based on your answers, this result suggests that your drug use patterns are harmful to your health and that you may be dependent. Around 25% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. Click here for more information.

Your answers also indicate that you have used the following drugs within the last month:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Inhalants
  • Sedatives
  • Hallucinogens
  • Opioids

Click here for more information.

Gambling

You have indicated that gambling may be causing problems in your life. Click here for more information.

Distress Level

Your score for the assessment of distress is . This score suggests you are experiencing little or no psychological distress. Around 70% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while around 30% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Distress Level

Your score on the distress assessment is .  This score suggests you are experiencing mild psychological distress. Around 20% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while 16% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Distress Level

Your score on the distress assessment is . This score suggests you are experiencing moderate psychological distress. Around 7% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while around 17% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Distress Level

Your score on the distress assessment is .  This score suggests you are experiencing high psychological distress which indicates a very high likelihood of an anxiety and/or depressive disorder. Around 3% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while around 36% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Psychological Health Status

You rated your psychological health to be out of 10.  The average psychological health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen is 4.5. This means that you are below the average.

Psychological Health Status

You rated your psychological health to be out of 10. The average psychological health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen is 4.5. This means that you are above the average.

Physical Health Status

You rated your physical health to be out of 10.  The average physical health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 5.6. This means that you are below the average.

Physical Health Status

You rated your physical health to be out of 10.  The average physical health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 5.6. This means that you are above the average.

Overall Quality Of Life

You rated your overall quality of life to be out of 10. The average quality of life rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 4.9. This means that you are below the average.

Overall Quality Of Life

You rated your overall quality of life to be out of 10. The average quality of life rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 4.9. This means that you are above the average.

What can I do?

If any of your scores suggest that your substance use is at a risky level of harm, or that you are experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing, we recommend that you seek professional support to help you manage your problems. For more information about services that can help you, please click here

Based on the results of your questionnaire, are you interested in getting help for any of the following?
not interested in getting helpinterested in getting help with my alcohol probleminterested in getting help with my drug probleminterested in getting help with my gambling probleminterested in help with my mental health
Please select the issue of greatest importance.
Please select all other issues that are important to you.
YesNo
interested in getting help with my drug problem
interested in getting help with my gambling problem
interested in help with my mental health
Please select all other issues that are important to you.
YesNo
interested in getting help with my alcohol problem
interested in getting help with my gambling problem
interested in help with my mental health
Please select all other issues that are important to you.
YesNo
interested in getting help with my alcohol problem
interested in getting help with my drug problem
interested in help with my mental health
Please select all other issues that are important to you.
YesNo
interested in getting help with my alcohol problem
interested in getting help with my drug problem
interested in getting help with my gambling problem
What would you like to do now?
YesNo
Speak to someone on the telephone to discuss options about things that are concerning me.
Chat to someone online to discuss options about things that are concerning me. This could be chatting with an online counsellor or peer support from someone in a similar situation.
Speak to someone face-to-face to discuss options about things that are concerning me.
Look for information to find out more about the substance(s) that I use.
Look for self-help strategies to help me learn how to make changes by myself.
Do something else to address things that are concerning me.
FamilyFriendCase workerAdvertisementInternet searchLink from another websiteOther
How did you hear about the questionnaire?
Please provide the website address
Please specify

WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK:

As researchers, we are trying to understand how and where people seek help for alcohol and other drug problems to improve access to appropriate help and treatment. We would like to learn more about the services that you use. If you would like to help with this work, and you agree with the terms below, we will collect information on your use of medical services from other data sources such as ambulance and emergency departments and your engagement with specialist alcohol and drug treatment.

Your personal information will not be shared. If you agree, you will be asked to provide your full name and date of birth. The information will be used to create an identification code that can be used to link to other data sources. An anonymous code will also be generated and linked to survey responses but personal details (name and date of birth) will be stored separately from your survey responses and will be used only by authorized researchers for the purposes of data linkage and population-level data analysis. All survey responses will be stored so that no specific individual can be identified and survey responses will be reported in aggregate form.
If you agree to allow us to collect this information, please select the appropriate box below:

The 4 datasets are:

1. Alcohol and Drug Information System (Department of Health). This dataset includes information collected during engagement with alcohol and drug services.

2. Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (Department of Health). This dataset includes information collected from presentations at Victorian public hospitals with 24-hour Emergency Departments.

3. Ambulance Victoria. This dataset includes information collected during ambulance attendances.

4. Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (Department of Health). This dataset includes demographic, clinical and administrative information collected when people are admitted to Victorian hospitals, rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities and day procedures.

Please select datasets you agree to linkage with
YesNo
Alcohol and Drug Information System
Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset
Ambulance Victoria
Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset
Please enter your first name:
Please enter your last name:
Please enter any other names that you use:
Please enter your date of birth (dd/mm/yyyy)

Thank you for using the online screen.

Select the Results tab at the bottom of this screen to return to Your Results.

To forget your worriesBecause it helps you when you feel depressed or nervousTo cheer up when you're in a bad moodBecause you like the feelingBecause it's excitingTo get highBecause it gives you a pleasant feelingBecause you feel more self-confident and sure of yourselfTo forget about your problemsBecause it's fun
What was the main reason you started to use alcohol and/or drugs?
To forget your worriesBecause it helps you when you feel depressed or nervousTo cheer up when you're in a bad moodBecause you like the feelingBecause it's excitingTo get highBecause it gives you a pleasant feelingBecause you feel more self-confident and sure of yourselfTo forget about your problemsBecause it's fun
What was the main reason you currently use alcohol and/or drugs?
bondintensive correction orderbailcourt orderpresently awaiting charges, trial or sentenceparolecommunity-based order / community correction order (CBO/CCO)other
What is your current legal status?
Legal Status
Do you have any recommendations/feedback on how we can improve the questionnaire?

Thank you for using the online screen.

Your feedback is appreciated and will help us greatly to evaluate this online screen. It will provide valuable information for further research into alcohol and other drugs treatment services and will help us inform the Government about the value of this online service.

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is low risk. Around 80% of the Australian population drink at this level, while 29% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. If your drinking increases or you start to notice problems you may like to repeat this screen to see if your risk has changed.

Click here for more information.

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is  . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is moderate risk and you may be at risk of an alcohol related illness or injury. Around 80% of the Australian population drinks less than you, while 20% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Click here for more information.

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is high risk and you are at risk of an alcohol related illness or injury. Around 96% of the Australian population drinks less than you, while 11% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Click here for more information.

Alcohol

Your score for the drinking assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current drinking level is very high risk and that you might be dependent on alcohol. Around 98% of the Australian population drinks less than you, while 40% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use are low risk. Around 53% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.  Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use may be harmful. Around 22% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use are low risk. Around 53% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.  Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is . Based on your answers, this result suggests that your current patterns of substance use may be harmful. Around 22% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. Click here for more information.

Drug Use Level

Your score for the drug use assessment is .  Based on your answers, this result suggests that your drug use patterns are harmful to your health and that you may be dependent. Around 25% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score. Click here for more information.

Your answers also indicate that you have used the following drugs within the last month:

  • Tobacco
  • Alcohol
  • Cannabis
  • Cocaine
  • Amphetamines
  • Inhalants
  • Sedatives
  • Hallucinogens
  • Opioids

Click here for more information.

Gambling

You have indicated that gambling may be causing problems in your life. Click here for more information.

Distress Level

Your score for the assessment of distress is . This score suggests you are experiencing little or no psychological distress. Around 70% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while around 30% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Distress Level

Your score on the distress assessment is .  This score suggests you are experiencing mild psychological distress. Around 20% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while 16% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Distress Level

Your score on the distress assessment is . This score suggests you are experiencing moderate psychological distress. Around 7% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while around 17% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Distress Level

Your score on the distress assessment is .  This score suggests you are experiencing high psychological distress which indicates a very high likelihood of an anxiety and/or depressive disorder. Around 3% of Australians have a similar level of distress, while around 36% of people who recently used this screen got a similar score.

Psychological Health Status

You rated your psychological health to be out of 10.  The average psychological health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen is 4.5. This means that you are below the average.

Psychological Health Status

You rated your psychological health to be out of 10. The average psychological health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen is 4.5. This means that you are above the average.

Physical Health Status

You rated your physical health to be out of 10.  The average physical health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 5.6. This means that you are below the average.

Physical Health Status

You rated your physical health to be out of 10.  The average physical health rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 5.6. This means that you are above the average.

Overall Quality Of Life

You rated your overall quality of life to be out of 10. The average quality of life rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 4.9. This means that you are below the average.

Overall Quality Of Life

You rated your overall quality of life to be out of 10. The average quality of life rating amongst people who have recently completed this screen 4.9. This means that you are above the average.

What can I do?

If any of your scores suggest that your substance use is at a risky level of harm, or that you are experiencing poor mental health and wellbeing, we recommend that you seek professional support to help you manage your problems. For more information about services that can help you, please click here