Alcohol self-assessment

This self-assessment can help you determine if you’re drinking within the recommended healthy limits — or if you should consider quitting or cutting back. The tool is designed for adults 21 and older.

Your results won’t be shared with any Kaiser Permanente providers or stored in your electronic health record.

Assessment result: No Risk

Your score suggests you don’t drink alcohol at all, so you have no risk of drinking-related health problems.

You can retake this self-assessment anytime if your drinking patterns change.

Assessment results: Low Risk

Your score suggests you’re drinking within the recommended low-risk limits.

  • For healthy adult women 21 and older and men 65 and older, that means no more than 7 drinks per week and no more than 3 drinks on any day.
  • For healthy adult men 21 to 64, that means no more than 14 drinks per week and no more than 4 drinks on any day.

Explore resources to help you continue to drink in moderation.

You can retake this self-assessment anytime if your drinking patterns change.

Assessment result: Increased Risk

Your score suggests you’re drinking more than the recommended low-risk limits, which can affect your overall health.

  • For healthy adult women 21 and older and men 65 and older, the low-risk limits are no more than 7 drinks per week and no more than 3 drinks on any day.
  • For healthy adult men 21 to 64, that means no more than 14 drinks per week and no more than 4 drinks on any day.

Explore resources to help you cut back on, or quit, drinking to improve your health.

You can retake this self-assessment anytime if your drinking patterns change.

Assessment result: High Risk

Your score suggests you’re drinking level is well above the low-risk limits.

  • For healthy adult women 21 and older and for men 65 and older, that means no more than 7 drinks per week and no more than 3 drinks on any day.
  • For healthy adult men 21 to 64, that means no more than 14 drinks per week and no more than 4 drinks on any day.

Contact your doctor or local Behavioral Health Department to discuss your current alcohol use. They can help you cut back or quit and reduce the risk to your health.

You can retake this self-assessment anytime if your drinking patterns change.


Credits: Audit C: Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Developed by the World Health Organization, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence.

*Different brands and types of beverages may vary in their actual alcohol content.