Notice: An alcohol self-assessment test is designed to help you self-evaluate your drinking. A self-assessment test is not a diagnostic test. A self-assessment test should not be used to make clinical decisions. A self-assessment test is not a substitute for evaluation by a doctor or other healthcare professional.
This Alcohol Use Disorders Test (AUDIT) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO). In general, higher scores on AUDIT reflect a greater need for action. If you have patterns of hazardous or harmful drinking, the first step may be to arrange an initial evaluation.
Please answer every question. At the end of the self-assessment, your score will be displayed. A “standard drink” contains approximately 14 grams of ethyl alcohol. This amount of alcohol is found in a 12 oz serving of beer, a 1.5 oz serving (“shot glass”) of hard liquor (e.g., vodka, scotch, vermouth, brandy, bourbon, rum, etc.), or a 5 oz. glass of wine.
Alcohol Use Self-Assessment
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The Alcohol Use Disorders Test (AUDIT) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify patterns of hazardous or harmful drinking. In general, higher scores on the AUDIT reflect a greater likelihood of hazardous or harmful drinking, greater severity of alcohol-related problems, and greater need for more treatment.
INSTRUCTIONS: Please read each question carefully. Answer every question, even if it does not apply to you. At the end click the “Score” button and your score will be displayed below the assessment box. After your score, you can read general guidelines for interpreting your score.
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How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
How many units of alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you are drinking?
How often did you have six or more drinks on one occasion in the past year?
How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
Has a relative or friend or a doctor or another health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
How to Interpret Your AUDIT Score
0 to 7: Scores in this range suggest that your drinking is not causing serious problems or putting you at risk of suffering serious alcohol-related problems at this time. Nonetheless, if you and/or others are concerned about your drinking and would like a professional evaluation, please contact us to schedule a private consultation.
8 to 15: Scores in this range suggest that your drinking is already causing problems and likely putting you at risk of experiencing more serious alcohol-related problems if it continues at this level. You may want to consider reducing your alcohol consumption or stopping completely. Please contact us to schedule a private consultation.
16+: Scores in this range, and particularly those above 20, suggest that you are experiencing significant alcohol-related problems and may be alcohol dependent. You would be well advised to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss available treatment options. Please contact us to schedule a private consultation.