Alcohol Addiction Assessment

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), developed in 1982 by the World Health Organization, is a simple way to screen and identify people at risk of alcohol problems.

Add up the points associated with these answers.
A total score of 8 or more indicates harmful drinking behavior.

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?*

Never (Skip to question 9-10)
Monthly or less
2 to 4 times a month
2 to 3 times a week
4 or more times a week

How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?*

1 or 2
3 or 4
5 or 6
7, 8, or 9
10 or more

How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?*

Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?*

Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?*

Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?*

Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you needed an alcoholic drink first thing in the morning to get yourself going after a night of heavy drinking?*

Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily

How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?*

Never
Less than monthly
Monthly
Weekly
Daily or almost daily

Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?*

No
Yes, but not in the last year
Yes, during the last year

Has a relative, friend, doctor, or another health professional expressed concern about your drinking or suggested you cut down?*

No
Yes, but not in the last year
Yes, during the last year