The MAST exists in two versions: the original version consisting of 25 items in weighted question form and a shorter version containing 13 discriminating questions. The Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST) has a greater than 90 percent sensitivity for identifying alcoholism.

 
Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST 13)

Please circle the appropriate answer.

   

 

1. Do you feel you are a normal drinker?
Yes
No
2. Do your spouse or parents worry or complain about your drinking?
Yes

No

3. Do you ever feel bad about your drinking?
Yes
No
4. Do friends or relatives think you are a normal drinker?
Yes
No
5. Are you always able to stop drinking when you want to?
Yes

No

6. Have you ever attended a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous?
Yes
No
7. Has drinking ever created problems between you and your spouse?
Yes

No

8. Have you ever gotten into trouble at work because of drinking?
Yes

No

9. Have you ever neglected your obligations, your family, or your work for 2 or more days in a row because you were drinking?
Yes
No
10. Have you ever gone to anyone for help about your drinking?
Yes

No

11. Have you ever been in the hospital because of drinking?
Yes
No
12. Have you ever been arrested even for a few hours because of drinking?
Yes
No
13. Have you ever been arrested for drunk driving or driving after drinking?
Yes
No
 

 

A "No" answer to question 1,4, and 5, and each "Yes" response to the other questions earn one point. Two points indicate a possible problem. Three points indicate a probable problem.
From: A Self-Administered Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (SMAST)
M.L. Seltzer, A. Vinokur, and L.J. Van Rooijen. Studies on Alcohol 36:117-126, 1975