The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)
The full The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is a ten-question evaluation that can be used in different healthcare and social environments. It includes three questions about the amount and frequency of alcohol consumption, three questions about alcohol dependence, and four questions on alcohol problems.
In the full The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, you will be asked a series of questions that relate to how often you drink alcohol and the amount you consume on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. You are asked to self-evaluate any binge drinking patterns as well as your desire and ability to stop when you want to. The questionnaire asks you how often alcohol impacts your obligations, as well as how often you drink in the morning. It enquires about whether you experience negative emotions about your alcohol consumption and if alcohol has caused problems with your ability to recall events that happened while drinking. It also asks you to evaluate injuries to yourself or a third party and how recently they have happened. It concludes with an evaluation of how other people perceive your drinking habits.
Each response is scored out of a total of four points and then all the scores are added up. Your final score will be used to determine the type of intervention best suited to reducing your level of risk of alcohol harm. The AUDIT aims to increase awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol and encourage low-risk drinking patterns. Anyone with an increasing or high risk of alcohol dependence will be referred to a specialist for help.