Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test

Original/alternative title:  AUDIT


The AUDIT is a tool to identify persons whose alcohol consumption has become hazardous or harmful to their health.

It is a 10-item screening questionnaire with 3 questions on the amount and frequency of drinking, 3 questions on alcohol dependence, and 4 on problems caused by alcohol. All of the questions are scored using a 5-point Likert scale.

Additional information

 Babor TF ; de la Fuente JR ; Saunders J ; Grant M. AUDIT: The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Guidelines for use in primary health care. Geneva : World Health Organization, 1992.

Cortes-Tomas MT, et al. Different versions of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) as screening instruments for underage binge drinking. Drug Alcohol Depend 2016;158:52-9. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.10.033

Celio MA, Vetter-O'Hagen CS, Lisman SA, et al. Integrating field methodology and web-based data collection to assess the reliability of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). Drug Alcohol Depend 2011;119(1-2):142-4.

Murphy P, Garavan H. Cognitive predictors of problem drinking and AUDIT scores among college students. Drug Alcohol Depend 2011;115(1-2):94-100.

Aalto M, Alho H, Halme JT, Seppa K. AUDIT and its abbreviated versions in detecting heavy and binge drinking in a general population survey. Drug and Alcohol Dependence 2009;103(1-2):25-9.

Fairlie, Anne M; Sindelar, Holly A; Eaton, Cheryl A; Spirito, Anthony. Utility of the AUDIT for screening adolescents for problematic alcohol use in the emergency department. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health 2006;18(1):115-122.