T-ACE

T

TOLERANCE: How many drinks does it take to make you feel high?

A

Have people ANNOYED you by criticizing your drinking?

C

Have you ever felt you ought to CUT down on your drinking?

E

EYE OPENER: Have you ever had a drink first thing in the morning?

Two or more positive responses indicate that the woman is likely to have an alcohol problem (Sokol et al., 1989).

TWEAK

T

TOLERANCE: How many drinks can you hold?

W

Have close friends or relatives WORRIED or complained about your drinking in the past year?

E

EYE OPENER: Do you sometimes take a drink in the morning when you first get up?

A

AMNESIA: Has a friend or family member ever told you about things you said or did while you were drinking that you could not remember?

K (C)

Do you sometimes feel the need to CUT down on your drinking?

A 7-point scale is used to score the test. The tolerance question scores 2 points if the woman reports she can hold more than five drinks without falling asleep or passing out. A positive response to the WORRIED question scores 2 points, and a positive response to the last three questions scores 1 point each. A total score of 2 or more points indicates that the woman is likely to have an alcohol problem (Russel et al., 1993).

AUDIT

  1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
  2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?


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