The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) core questionnaire can be used to screen patients for harmful alcohol consumption. It was developed by the World Health Organization and has been used around the world in many languages.


Components of 10-item questionnaire:

(1) 3 questions on amount and frequency of drinking

(2) 3 questions on alcohol dependence

(3) 4 questions on problems caused by alcohol


AUDIT score =

= SUM(points for all 10 questions)



• minimum score: 0

• maximum score: 40

• A score >= 8 indicates a strong likelihood of hazardous or harmful alcohol use.


NOTE: The AUDIT Clinical Procedure for clinical examination of a patient is described in the chapter on clinical toxicology.


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