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How to recognize that substance use has become a problem - Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism[1]

- Military Health Network: Online Alcohol and Drug Abuse Self-Assessment

- The AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) is a simple and effective method of screening for unhealthy alcohol use, defined as risky or hazardous consumption or any alcohol use disorder.[2]

- CAGE-AID[3]

  1. "Rethinking Drinking Homepage - NIAAA". www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  2. Appendix D: Examples of Screening and Assessment Tools for Substance Use Disorders https://ncsacw.samhsa.gov/files/SAFERR_AppendixD.pdf
  3. Treatment, Center for Substance Abuse (1997). Chapter 2—Screening for Substance Use Disorders (in en). Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64820/.