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AUDIT Alcohol Screening Test
World Health Organization

Use this short screening test to help determine if you should seek help (diagnosis and treatment) for alcoholism (alcohol addiction, abuse and/or dependence).

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.

NOTE: If you suspect that you have a drinking or drug problem you should seek help from a health professional regardless of how you score on this screening test.

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?
Never
Monthly or less
Two to four times a month
Two to four times a week
Four or more times a week
2. How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking? (make sure you understand how each drink is defined – see “Drink Definitions” above)
1 or 2
3 or 4
5 or 6
7, 8 or 9
10 or more
3. How often do you have 6 or more drinks on one occasion?
Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily
4. How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily
5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily
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?
Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily
7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling or 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, during the last year
10.Has a relative or friend or doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
No
Yes, but not in the last year
Yes, during the last year

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