To measure physiological dependence and cognitive and behavior events. Respond yourself to the following test questions and answer them as honestly as you can. (If in the end you are unsure, re-answer them with the help of your spouse or the closet member of your family). Remember there is no right or wrong answers.

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Short Alcohol Dependence Data (SADD):
QUESTIONS

1) Do you find difficulty in getting the thought of drink out of your mind?

                                 1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
2) Is getting drunk more important than your next meal?
                                 1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
3) Do you plan your day so that you know you will be able to get a drink?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
4) Do you start drinking in the morning and continue drinking in the afternoon and evening as well?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
5) Do you drink for the effect of alcohol without caring what kind of drink you have?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
6) Do you drink as much as you want without considering what you have to do the next day?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
7) Given that many problems might be caused by alcohol, do you still drink too much?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
8) Do you find yourself unable to stop Drinking once you start?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
9) Do you try to control your drinking by deliberately giving it up completely for days or weeks at a time?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
10) The morning after a heavy drinking session, do you need your first alcoholic drink to get you going?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
11) The morning after a heavy drinking session, do you wake up with a definite shakiness in your hands?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
12) After a heavy drinking session do you vomit (throw up)?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
13) The morning after a heavy drinking session, do you go out of your way to avoid people?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
14) After a heavy drinking session do you see frightening things that you later realize were not real?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always
15) Do you go drinking and the next day find that you have forgotten what happened the night before?
                                1. Never 2. Sometimes 3. Often 4. Always

Scoring Stage of Addiction

Never - 0 point / Absence of alcohol dependence - 0
Sometimes -1 point / Low level - 1 to 9
Often - 2 points / Medium level - 10 to 19
Always - 3 points / High level - 20 to 45

Courtesy and Reference - Raistrick, Dunbar and R.Davidson. Questionnaire to measure alcohol dependence British Journal of addiction 78.pp. 89-95. 1983.
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