AUDIT SCREENER FOR ALCOHOL
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.
1- How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? *
1 point
2- How many drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?
1 point
Clear selection
3- How often do you have six or more drinks on one occasion?
1 point
Clear selection
4- How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you had started?
1 point
Clear selection
5- How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking?
1 point
Clear selection
6- How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking?
1 point
Clear selection
7- 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?
1 point
Clear selection
8- How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?
1 point
Clear selection
9- Have you or someone else been injured as a result of your drinking?
1 point
Clear selection
10- Has a relative, friend, doctor, or another health professional expressed concern about your drinking or suggested you cut down?
1 point
Clear selection
A total score of 8 or more indicates harmful drinking behavior.
If your screening test shows that you have a problem with alcohol, then we would advise setting up an appointment with a SAPTA counselor for a more in-depth assessment and possible counseling program.
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