Are There Tests To Determine If One Is Alcoholic?

Are there tests to determine if one is alcoholic? There are tests and questionarres to determine alcoholism. Dr. Ally Bloom, a medical director and owner of Pasadena Recovery Center is psychiatrist with...

Dr. Ally Bloom, a medical director and owner of Pasadena Recovery Center is psychiatrist with four years experience in treating alcoholism. He says:


"There are various rating scales that have been developed by different clinics where you can check off certain behaviors and this gives some quantification of it. Generally, a clinical interview in which the matters are talked about in a specific questionnaire (about function and lack of function, various life areas are surfaced as well as a drinking history) can usually establish a diagnosis better than any checked list or test."

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