AUDIT Alcohol Screening Test

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Unlike some alcohol screening tests, the AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) has proven to be accurate across all ethnic and gender groups.

This 10-question screening test can help determine whether you might have problems with drinking alcohol. Use the results to decide if you need to see a doctor or other mental health professional to further discuss diagnosis and treatment of alcohol abuse, dependence or addiction.

Instructions: The 10 items below refer to how you have behaved during the past year. For each item, indicate the statement that is most true for you, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.

Drink Definitions

Some items below ask questions about how many drinks you have had. For the purpose of this screening test, a drink is defined as follows: 1) a single small (8 ounces; 1/2 pint) glass of beer, 2) a single shot/measure of liquor/spirits, 3) a single glass of wine.

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking? (definition of a drink above)
3. How often do you have 6 or more drinks on one ocassion?
4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you becuase of drinking?
6. How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
9. Have you or someone else been injured as a reuslt of your drinking?
10. Has a relative, friend, doctor, or another health professional expressed concern about your drinking or suggested you cut down?