The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (MAST) is a patient self-report alcoholism screening measure. The items ask individuals about a range of alcohol-related problems (e.g., Item 10: Have you gotten into fights when drinking?), the extent to which they have had diminished control over drinking (e.g., Item 4: Can you stop drinking without a struggle after one or two drinks?), and symptoms of alcohol tolerance and withdrawal (e.g., Item 19: Have you ever had delirium tremens [DTs], severe shaking, heard voices, or seen things that weren't there after heavy drinking?). Consistently, the MAST has been shown to perform well in identifying individuals who have abused alcohol or been dependent on it.

The MAST contains 25 yes or no questions that are differentially weighted. Individuals complete the MAST ...

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