How to Use
The AUDIT takes about 5 minutes to administer: Questions 1–3 deal with alcohol consumption, 4–6 relate to alcohol dependence and 7–10 consider alcohol-related problems.
How to Score
- Scores between 8 and 15 are most appropriate for simple advice focused on the reduction of hazardous drinking
- Scores between 16 and 19 suggest brief counseling and continued monitoring
- Scores of 20 or above warrant further diagnostic evaluation for alcohol dependence
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test: Guidelines for Use in Primary Care available at:
Sensitivity and Specificity
Cut-off Value 8 points
- Sensitivity: mid 0.90’s
- Specificity: averaged in the 0.80’s
Saunders, JB et al. Development of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): WHO collaborative project on early detection of persons with harmful alcohol consumption. II. Addiction, 88, 791-804, 1993. .