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This website tells you if you have a drinking problem

It seems many of our readers are a little concerned that they overindulge a bit too often.

Back at the start of the year, we reported on a new website launched by US health officials that claims to be able to tell users if they have a drinking problem, and how to get help.

Users are invited to take a short survey which determines their level of use or misuse.

The questions list symptoms of the drinking disorder. The more symptoms a user exhibits, the more urgent their need for change, according to the website.

“We now know that there’s a full spectrum in alcohol use disorder,” George Koob, the director of the NIAAA told NPR.

“A lot of people struggling with alcohol problems do not know where to turn. 90% of adults in the U.S. with an alcohol use disorder don’t get any treatment whatsoever.

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