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Alcohol Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)


The Alcohol Disorders Identification Test more commonly known as the AUDIT, can be used to screen correctional facility population for potential alcohol disorders.

This resource can be printed out and given to patients in reference to their potential risk of Alcohol disorder or hazardous alcohol habits. 

Download a printable copy of the Alcohol Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) here.

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Alcohol Disorders Identification Test - AUDIT


Circle the best answer for each question 0 points 1 point 2 points 3 points 4 points
1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? Never* Monthly or less 2 to 4 times a month 2 to 3 times a week 4 or more times a week
* If answer if never, skip to questions 9-10
2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking? 1 or 2 3 or 4 5 or 6 7, 8, or 9 10 or More
3. How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion? Never* Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
* If your answers to 2 and 3 are "1 or 2" and "Never" skip to questions 9-10
4. How often during the lest year have you found that you were unable to stop drinking once you had started? Never* Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
5. How often during the lest year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking? Never* Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
6. How often in the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session? Never* Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
7. How often in the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking? Never* Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking? Never* Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily
9. Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking? No Yes, but not in the last year Yes, in the last    
10. Has a relative, friend, doctor or other health worker been concerned with your drinking or suggested you cut down? No Yes, but not in the last year Yes, in the last    
Total Score:  

Interpreting the AUDIT

Each answer above is worth the number of points at the top of the column. Total the score from all answers to in the Total Score box.

Scre Interpretation
0-7 No to low risk of harmful alcohol use
8 Low level of hazardous and harmful alcohol use and possibly alcohol dependence

9-15

Medium level of hazardous and harmful alcohol use and possible alcohol dependence
16 and above High level of alcohol use and dependence problems

Source: Babor et al. 2001. Available at http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2001/WHO_MSD_MSB_01.6a.pdf

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