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Alcohol Assessment Tool

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C) is an alcohol screen that can help identify patients who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence).

AUDIT-C
The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test is a publication of the World Health Organization, @ 1990
Q1: How often did you have a drink containing alcohol in the past year?
Answer Points
Never 0
Monthly or less 1
Two to four times a month 2
Two to three times a week 3
Four or more times a week 4
Q2: How many drinks did you have on a typical day when you were drinking in the past year?
Answer Points
None, I do not drink 0
1 or 2 0
3 or 4 1
5 or 6 2
7 to 9 3
10 or more 4
Q3: How often did you have six or more drinks on one occasion in the past year?
Answer Points
Never 0
Less than monthly 1
Monthly 2
Weekly 3
Daily or almost daily 4
The AUDIT-C is scored on a scale of 0-12 (scores of 0 reflect no alcohol use). In men, a score of 4 or more is considered positive; in women, a score of 3 or more is considered positive. Generally, the higher the AUDIT-C score, the more likely it is that the patient's drinking is affecting his/her health and safety.