Early warning signs of alcoholism include, but are not limited to:

It is important to note that no one incident is necessarily indicative of alcoholism, but multiple or repeated indicators would suggest a problem. Quite simply, social drinkers do not experience problems as a result of their alcohol consumption and always possess the ability to control their drinking. Multiple alcohol screening exams exist, many of which can be found through a simple search engine query. Some employed by service centers include the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST), the Self-Administered Alcoholism Screening Test (SMST), the Alcohol Dependence Scale (ADS) and the CAGE questionnaire.