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S-UNCOPE Screening 

Here are a few very simple yes or no questions to understand where you are on your journey.  Please read the statement below and choose the answer which describes your experience.  It’s important to be as honest as you can here. You’re the only one who will see your answers.

U = Unplanned Use:

In the past year, have you ever eaten more sweets*/drank more alcohol, than you intended or have you spent more time eating, using sweets* / drinking alcohol than you intended to?”*

  •  Yes

  •  No

N = Neglected:

Have you ever neglected some of your usual daily responsibilities due to using sweets*/overeating/ drinking alcohol?

  •  Yes

  •  No

C = Cutdown:

Have you felt that you wanted or needed to cut down on eating sweets*/drinking alcohol in the last year?*

  •  Yes

  •  No

O = Objected:

Has anyone objected to you overeating sweets*/drinking alcohol, has your family, a friend, or anyone else ever told you they objected to your eating / drinking habits?*

  •  Yes

  •  No

P = Preoccupied:

Have you ever found yourself preoccupied with wanting sweets*/drinking alcohol or found yourself thinking a lot about sweets*/alcohol?*

  •  Yes

  •  No

E = Emotional discomfort:

Have you ever used sweets/food* /alcohol to relieve emotional discomfort, such as fatigue, irritation, sadness, anger, tiredness or boredom etc?”*

  •  Yes

  •  No







0 – 1 yes answers indicate normal eating patterns


2 – 3 yes answers are consistent with emotional eating patterns


4 – 6 yes answers signal food addiction eating patterns


Congratulations on completing the Food Addiction Institute’s quiz!  You’ve taken a big step in the process of understanding your eating behaviors.  Though it may feel overwhelming, please know that recovery is possible and there is hope.


After completing the quiz, you should have some idea about what type of eater you are.  There are three types:  normal eater, emotional eater, and food addict.  You can read more about the different types of eaters here.


If you’d like to understand how food addiction is different from eating disorders, you can read more about that here.


For more information about what food addiction is, you can visit this page


To learn more about the stages of food addiction, please click here.

If you’re still not sure whether or not you’re a food addict, visit this page to take a different quiz.


For treatment options click here and for information about peer support groups, visit this page.


There are also lists of Webinars, Literature For Professionals, Literature For Food Addicts, Twelve Step Literature

 and Things To Watch available on our website.


If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.


Wherever your journey takes you, we truly wish you the best.


The Food Addiction Institute

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