Alcohol Abuse Screening Test

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) is an alcohol screen that can help identify patients who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence.)  Although not intended to give a definite diagnosis, it will help assess whether a clinical interview should be carried out for alcohol abuse.

Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability.

Interpretation of final score:
The AUDIT-C is scored on a scale of 0-12 (scores of 0 reflect no alcohol use). In men, a score of 4 or more is considered positive; in women, a score of 3 or more is considered positive. Generally, the higher the AUDIT-C score, the more likely it is that the patient's drinking is affecting his/her health and safety.

If you scored positive, your drinking may be a cause for concern. The more symptoms you have, the more urgent the need for change. A health professional can conduct a formal assessment of your symptoms to see if an alcohol use disorder is present.

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This self-assessment tool is not a substitute for clinical diagnosis or advice. By using this tool, you agree to accept that the website owner and contributors are not responsible or liable for the outcome, the accuracy of calculations, or any decisions or events resulting from using it. This website does not provide medical advice.

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To submit questions or report mistakes in the screening test, feel free to contact us.

World Health Organization. (2001). The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for Use in Primary Care (2nd Ed). Author.

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