AUDIT your alcohol

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Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) developed by World Health Organisation.

Write down the number in brackets for your answer, then add up the total number.

1. How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?
(0) Never
(1) Monthly or less
(2) 2 to 4 times a month
(3) 2 or 3 times a week
(4) 4 or more times a week

2. How many alcohol units do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?

(0) None
(0) 1 or 2½
(1) 3 or 4
(2) 5 or 6
(3) 7 to 9
(4) 10 or more

3. How often do you have six or more units on one occasion?
(0) Never
(1) Less than monthly
(2) Monthly
(3) Weekly
(4) Daily or almost daily

4. How often during the last year have you found that you were unable to stop drinking once you had started?
(0) Never
(1) Less than monthly
(2) Monthly
(3) Weekly
(4) Daily or almost daily

5. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
(0) Never
(1) Less than monthly
(2) Monthly
(3) Weekly
(4) Daily or almost daily

6. How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?
(0) Never
(1) Less than monthly
(2) Monthly
(3) Weekly
(4) Daily or almost daily

7. How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
(0) Never
(1) Less than monthly
(2) Monthly
(3) Weekly
(4) Daily or almost daily

8. How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
(0) Never
(1) Less than monthly
(2) Monthly
(3) Weekly
(4) Daily or almost daily

9. Have you or someone else been injured as the result of your drinking?
(0) Never
(2) Yes, but not in the last year
(4) Yes, during the last year

10. Has a relative, friend, or a doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
(0) Never
(2) Yes, but not in the last year
(4) Yes, during the last year

If you’ve scored 8 or more you are drinking to a hazardous and harmful level.

If your score is between 8-15 you can probably help yourself with a stern talking to and a plan to cut back.

If you’ve scored 16 or over you may need professional help and continued monitoring.

Good luck.

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